Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action.

Author:

Shmeidl, S., & Lopez, L.,

Editor:

Date:

2002

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Conflict

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Shmeidl, S., & Lopez, L., (2002). ‘Gender and Conflict Early Warning: A Framework for Action’, International Alert/Swiss Peace Foundation, London/Bern. pp. 1-50.

Though early warning systems for identifying risk of violent conflict now play a crucial role on an international scale, this paper identifies that gender remains mostly absent from both pre-conflict strategies and exercises, as well as early warning systems and conflict response. As a result of this, this paper provides an initial framework to ‘engender’ early warning systems, in addition to identifying gender-sensitive indicators to be used for analysis of potential instability, particularly at grassroot level.