On 18. November 2021 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm (UTC+1), Etienne Lwamba (3ie) and Angela Heucher (DEval) will be the main speakers in the upcoming session "Women’s Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming in Development Cooperation in Fragile Contexts", part of the 3D Digital Development Dialogue series.
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In fragile and conflict-affected contexts (FCAS), challenges to achieving gender equality are pervasive. Women comprise about half of the population in FCAS and evidence suggests that women and girls are particularly affected by fragility. Following the adoption of UNSCR 1325 and the development of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, there is an increased understanding of the gendered nature of conflict. Development cooperation interventions seek to address these issues and contribute to gender equality in fragile- and conflict-affected settings. But the question is: What works, and how do we get to what works?
A 3ie systematic review on women's empowerment in fragile settings answers the questions of "what works" and “how to make it work”. The review synthesizes findings on 14 types of gender-sensitive and gender-transformative interventions and how they impact women. On the one hand, the interventions have positive results, with some types of intervention being particularly promising. On the other, entrenched gender and social norms, if not properly addressed, can be a substantial barrier to achieving transformative effects.
A DEval evaluation on supporting gender equality in post-conflict contexts tackles the second question of "how to get to what works". It analyzed the gender mainstreaming process in German development cooperation and asked whether gender mainstreaming results in projects that contribute to gender equality in post-conflict contexts. While the process is essentially adequate, for different reasons, it's only partially successful.
How to contribute to women's empowerment and strengthen gender equality in fragile contexts? 3ie and DEval will present and discuss their findings, recommendations and open questions on this issue in the 3D seminar.
The 3D seminar is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.
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