Women, Work and War: Syrian women and the struggle to survive five years of conflict: Research Study.

Author:

Buecher, B. and Aniyamuzaala, J. R

Editor:

Date:

2016

Region:

Middle-East

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Conflict

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Buecher, B. and Aniyamuzaala, J. R. (2016). Women, Work and War: Syrian women and the struggle to survive five years of conflict: Research Study. CARE International. pp. 1-42.

Five years of war and displacement have triggered fundamental shifts in gender roles and responsibilities, both in Syria and in neighbouring countries. As a result of the upheaval, Syrian women and men feel that their roles and responsibilities have been reversed: while women increasingly participate in decision-making on income and expenses and assume responsibilities outside the home, men have lost their traditional role as (sole) breadwinners and decision-makers.