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Brigitte Rohwerder

Research Officer

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.

Brigitte Rohwerder’s recent work

Working Paper

Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response

Published by IDS

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.

1 December 2017


Gender and Conflict in Ukraine

The conflicts in eastern and southern Ukraine constitute a significant humanitarian crisis for the country and the region, but there is some limited evidence that the conflicts may have led to an increase in the prevalence of domestic violence. However, domestic violence remains largely a hidden problem and incidents frequently go unreported.

23 February 2017