Gender and Experiences of War and Recovery

photo of little girl hiding behind mother's skirtDyan Mazurana, through the “Gender and Experiences of War and Recovery Program,” will lead WPF’s efforts to catalyze new ways of understanding and engagement on issues related to gender and war recovery. This includes: new scholarly publications; writing for a broader public, including WPF’s blog audience, op-eds, and popular journals; and developing new projects that help advance this agenda.

The 2015-2016 program core elements include:

  • Research documenting the prevalence and wide-ranging consequences of war crimes against civilian populations in northern Uganda, and what this means for the ability to recover—or not. Within this there will be individual pieces focusing on the overall impact of war crimes; physical and mental health outcomes and food security; and pieces focusing specifically on enforced disappearance, as well as sexual violence.
  • Research on comprehensively documenting and analyzing the short- and long-term impact of massacres on survivors.
  • Research and writing on the variation of gender and sexual violence among armed actors and groups, three separate papers focusing on ISIL, the Maoists in Nepal, and the Lord’s Resistance Army.
  • Applying feminist foreign policy to inform humanitarian and aid response to conflict and disaster.