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Brigitte Rohwerder - Research Officer

Conflict and Violence; Gender and Sexuality
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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.

The 27-month '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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Reducing Violence in a Time of Global Uncertainty: Insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence Programme

IDS Evidence Report 197 (2016)

This Evidence Report details key insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence programme, which involved detailed political analysis of dynamics of violence as well as efforts to reduce and prevent violent conflict across a number of countries and areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. More details


Reducing Violence in a Time of Global Uncertainty

IDS Policy Briefing 122 (2016)

The new Sustainable Development Goal to reduce armed violence is a welcome commitment but the prescriptive nature of its approach is problematic – there is ‘no one size fits all’. Rather, focus needs to be on how violence operates in particular settings. More details

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Disability Inclusion

GSDRC Topic Guide (2015)

This guide summarises some of the most rigorous available evidence on the key debates and challenges of disability inclusion in development and humanitarian response. More details

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Crisis Management Models in Africa

GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1199 (2015)

This report, prepared for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID), addresses the question: “What models of crisis management exist across Africa and what has the experience been?” More details

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Conflict Early Warning and Early Response

GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1195 (2015)

This rapid literature review identifies examples of conflict early warning and early response systems, with a focus where possible on cases in the Asia-Pacific. More details

Double Victims

08 May 2015
By Brigitte Rohwerder