Gender, Peace and Conflict Manual

CARE Nederland

Violence and conflict are deeply gendered. This means that people’s ideas and attitudes towards violent conflict and how they experience it depends on gender relations, roles and norms. 

In many societies, the ability to use violence is attributed to men, and often linked to ideas about manliness and masculinities. In many FCAS, women are excluded from decision making, due to their marginalized position in society and are at a higher risk of becoming a target of (gender-based) violence. As a result, women often do not participate in peace and security processes and their concerns and interests are resilenced in post-conflict recovery processes.

The Gender, Peace and Conflict Manual is a manual that explores the link between Gender, Peace and Conflict, with specific attention to Gender Based Violence and Peacebuilding. The manual has been developed by CARE Nederland and builds on the Gender, Equity and Diversity training material of CARE international. 

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