Gender and Conflict Analysis in ISIS Affected Communities of Iraq

Luisa Dietrich, Gender & Conflict Analyst; Simone E. Carter, Research & Assessment Coordinator

Oxfam, in collaboration with UN Women, has launched a report on Gender and Conflict Analysis in ISIS-affected communities of Iraq. The report aims to improve understanding of gender dynamics in the context of conflict and displacement. It also sets out to identify the differential impact of ISIS occupation on women, girls, men and boys in order to explore shifts in prevailing gender norms held by study participants. The objective is to enhance the understanding of the social pressures women and men experience when aiming to conform to context-specific gendered expectations of masculinity and femininity, in order to derive concrete recommendations for gender-responsive and conflict-sensitive humanitarian and recovery programming. 

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