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IDS Evidence Report 121

Does War Empower Women? Evidence from Timor Leste

Published on 1 March 2015

Conflicts may change the material conditions and the incentives individuals face through death, displacement and other consequences of violence. Being a victim of a war can also profoundly change individual beliefs, values and preferences (Bellows and Miguel 2009).

Several counts have linked violent conflicts – including the two world wars – to changes in the roles of women, as well as social norms and beliefs towards gender roles within societies. The aim of this paper is to investigate the medium- and long-term consequences of a long-lasting conflict – the Timor Leste conflict – on various dimensions of women’s empowerment.

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Justino, P.; Leone, M. and Salardi, P. (2015) Does War Empower Women? Evidence from Timor Leste, IDS Evidence Report 121, Brighton: IDS

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Patricia Justino

Cluster Leader and Research Fellow

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Marinella Leone

Research Fellow

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Justino, P., Leone, M. and Salardi, P.
journal
IDS Evidence Report, issue 121
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English

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