Mainstream-traditional approaches to engagement are often not context sensitive and do not adequately consider the intersections between gender inequality and conflict. As a result, the impact of corresponding policies and practices risk being less effective for women.
Each phase of our research focuses on women in a particular geographic region that have been significantly impacted by conflict and/or natural disasters.
Phase 1 focuses on the ethnic Muslim and indigenous enclaves of Mindanao in the Philippines, where deadly and destructive civil strife and massive civilian displacements have been breaking on and off for the last 50 years.
Phase 2 focuses on the Northwest Pakistani region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which in the last 20 years has been affected by a variety of natural hazards and man-made disasters, including earthquakes, floods, droughts, suicide bombing, terrorist attacks and military operations.