The Gendered Continuum of Violence and Conflict: An Operational Frame- work, in C.O.N. Moser and F.C. Clark (eds.) Victims, Perpetrators or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence.

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Moser, C.O.N.

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2001

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Continuum of Violence

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Moser, C.O.N. (2001). The Gendered Continuum of Violence and Conflict: An Operational Frame- work, in C.O.N. Moser and F.C. Clark (eds.) Victims, Perpetrators or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence. London: Zed Books. pp. 30-52.

This book chapter addresses the importance of a gender perspective when implementing violence reduction initiatives and long-term peace and development. It is important to acknowledge that violence and conflict are gendered activities due to the gender roles that are ideologically assigned to men and women. This includes the different ways that women and men experience violence. Peace is also gendered, and this is important specifically because there are different roles, relations and identities for men and women as social actors within peace building initiatives. A framework should include and understand the different needs and interests of men and women and the gendered power relations when implementing policy and empowerment of ideologies.