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Brigitte Rohwerder - Research Officer

Conflict and Violence; Gender and Sexuality
T: +44 (0)1273 915787
E: b.rohwerder@ids.ac.uk

Personal URL:
https://ids.academia.edu/BrigitteRohwerder

Google Scholar URL:
https://goo.gl/wUukRd

Brigitte joined IDS in 2013. She works for the GSDRC on governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict issues, providing support to DFID, DFAT and EC advisors.

Previously, she worked as a researcher for the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) on evaluations for DFID, UNICEF and the Government of Afghanistan related to education, refugee return, disaster preparation and response. She has also researched and published on disability inclusion in conflict and humanitarian response. She has a MA in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York and a MA(Hons) in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews.

A five-year DFID-funded Evidence and Knowledge for Development (K4D) programme consortium led by IDS.

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The 'Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: successes, challenges and lessons for women's economic empowerment programmes and policies' project aims to create knowledge about how women's economic empowerment (WEE) policy and programming can generate paid work that empowers women and provides more support for their unpaid care work responsibilities.

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GSDRC provide high quality, timely knowledge products to support international development planning, policymaking and other activities area. This includes a document library, a research helpdesk and email bulletins

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IDS publications on international development research

Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response

The World Report on Disability estimates that about 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability, with disability prevalence likely to increase as a result of ageing populations and the global increase in chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health disorders. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 498, '‘You Cannot Live Without Money’: Balancing Women’s Unpaid Care Work and Paid Work in Rwanda'.

‘You Cannot Live Without Money’: Balancing Women’s Unpaid Care Work and Paid Work in Rwanda

IDS Working Paper 498 (2017)

This paper summarises the findings of mixed-methods research that was carried out in Rwanda as part of the ‘Balancing Unpaid Care Work and Paid Work: Successes, Challenges and Lessons for Women’s Economic Empowerment Programmes and Policies’ research project (2015–17). More details

IDS publications on international development research

‘You Cannot Live Without Money’: Women Balancing Paid Work and Unpaid Care Work in Rwanda

Following a survey of women in Rwanda about the balance between their paid and unpaid work commitments, this report argues that despite men being encouraged to become more involved in care activities, there is a need for advocacy at the household level about sharing care activities. More details

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‘You Cannot Live Without Money’: Women Balancing Paid Work and Unpaid Care Work in Rwanda

This report details the findings of research into women's economic empowerment programmes in Rwanda, and outlines recommendations for future policy and programming. More details

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Conflict and Gender Dynamics in Yemen

This rapid review looks at the impact of the conflict on gender dynamics in Yemen. More details

Double Victims

08 May 2015
By Brigitte Rohwerder