According to the World Bank, an estimated two billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence. By 2030, the global share of people living in poverty in fragile or conflict-affected situations is estimated to reach 46 per cent.
This event will take the launch of the special issue of Gender & Development, entitled Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts, as a an opportunity to discuss and debate what a gendered lens onto fragility looks like.
Please join us for an informal conversation, will be hosted by Mariz Tadros, IDS Research Fellow and co-leader of the Power and Popular Politics cluster, and will include the following speakers and contributors to the issue:
- Dr Jo Rowlands, Senior Global Programme Adviser, Governance and Institutional Accountability, Oxfam GB
- Dr Lyndsay McLean, Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
- Zarina Khan, Director, GAPS [Gender Action for Peace and Security]
- Justina Demetriades, Gender, Conflict and Fragility Advisor, Oxfam GB
Audio recording of Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts
Read Nikita Mehta’s blog Can conflict sometimes create space to challenge gender norms?
Image: Binational mobilization of the women’s movement against war. Border Colombia-Ecuador. Credit: impermeableazul (Flickr)