Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

Gender equality needs critical consideration in conflict-affected settings

Esther Richards, Valerie Percival, Sarah Ssali, and Sally Theobald

Development in Practice Vol. 25 , Issue 3,2015

The World Bank's 2012 World Development Report calls for gender equality on a global level but falls short on its analysis of conflict-affected contexts. In this viewpoint piece, the authors argue that it is critical to understand the needs of vulnerable populations in these settings. The article draws on findings from research in health reform in conflict-affected contexts to highlight some opportunities and challenges for addressing gender equality in these settings, using the policy priorities outlined in the World Bank report. Drawing on this analysis they argue that more attention and action should be focused on addressing gender inequalities and inequities in neglected conflict-affected states.

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