Women, Peace and Security


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Gender Tool Box
March 2015
Wars kill and destroy lives of women, girls, men and boys. There are particular gendered dimensions to violence that have a disproportionate and different impact on women and men. Gender-based violence (GBV)1 , such as sexual violence and domestic violence tend to increase during and after war. At the same time, postconflict peace- and state building can be an opportunity to change discriminatory gender roles and advance women’s rights and gender equality. This brief gives an overview of the women, peace and security agenda, how it is positioned within the Swedish development cooperation, and where the entry points are for Sida.

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