Gender and Development Seminar Series: Conflict and Gender Inequality

Gender and Development Seminar Series: Conflict and Gender Inequality


Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Vital Voices

Monica Das Gupta, Senior Demographer, DECPI, World Bank


Violent conflicts often have lasting impacts. Attention to the gender impacts of conflict has largely focused on sexual and gender based violence. However, the gendered impact of conflict is broader and can be felt on a wide range of outcomes, including marriage, schooling, and labor force participation. Death and destruction alter the structure and dynamics of households, including their demographic profile and traditional gender roles.

This seminar presents an overview of recent research evidence, revealing the wider set of gender issues that need to be considered in order to understand the human consequences of war and to design effective post-conflict policies. The effects of gender inequality in framing families’ adaptive responses to conflict, as well as the research implications for ongoing efforts to enhance inclusive growth in post-conflict countries, will be highlighted.

When: January 30, 2012

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: World Bank HQ
1818 H Street NW,
Washington DC
Room MC 2-800

Discussant: Pia Peeters, Senior Social Development Specialist, AFTCS, World Bank

Chair: Otaviano Canuto, Vice President, PREM, World Bank


Light lunch will be served (First come, first served)

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