The Peace and Conflict Gender Analysis: UNIFEM’s Research in the Solomon Islands.

Author:

Moser, A.,

Editor:

Date:

2007

Region:

Pacific

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Conflict

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Moser, A., (2007), ‘The Peace and Conflict Gender Analysis: UNIFEM’s Research in the Solomon Islands’, Gender and Development, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 231-239

This article discusses a research methodology – the Peace and Conflict Gender Analysis – used by UNIFEM in the Solomon Islands to investigate women’s and men’s experiences of armed conflict and peace building. The simple methodology enables a deeper understanding of the gender dimensions of conflict and peace. This includes issues such as moving beyond stereotyped conceptions of men-as-combatants and women-as-victims, challenging gender-role stereotypes, demonstrating the significance of traditional gender roles, and highlighting gender-related tensions arising in the post-conflict context.