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Researching livelihoods recovery and support for vulnerable conflict-affected women in Iraq

Researching livelihoods recovery and support for vulnerable conflict-affected women in Iraq
14 pages

Authors
Sider, Rachel
Sissons, Corrie

Editors
Sweetman, Caroline
Journal
Gender & Development Volume 24 Issue 3 Working on gender equality in fragile contexts

Publication date
09 Nov 2016

DOI
10.1080/13552074.2016.1233671

Publisher
Oxfam GB
Routledge

Type
Journal article

Across Iraq, the number of displaced people in June 2016 exceeded 3.3 million – 10 per cent of the population. In the context of the ongoing crisis in the country, women and girls have been particularly affected and their ability to engage in livelihoods activities has been disrupted. Through a series of studies and projects, Oxfam in Iraq is working towards understanding community and conflict dynamics in order to engage conflict-affected women in economic life, in ways which empower them and increase their resilience. A key element of this is influencing local communities – and in turn, other agencies – to advocate for gender-sensitive livelihoods programming in such a fragile context. This article considers some of the lessons so far and reflects critically on our experience. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the Gender and Development website.

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