This practice paper examines the experiences of peacebuilding practitioners and policy actors in undertaking gender-sensitive conflict analysis and integrating that analysis into programming and policymaking in conflict-affected contexts. It aims
to identify and promote good practice by exploring the challenges faced by different actors in doing this work and identifying lessons learned from their experiences.
The paper sets out why and how peacebuilders might make gender-sensitive conflict analysis a peacebuilding activity in itself – an approach which entails re-envisioning the relationship between analysis and practice. The findings have been developed into suggestions as to how practitioners and policymakers could better conduct and use gender-sensitive conflict analysis in practice.
This report is funded by UK aid from the UK Department for International Development through the Peace Research Partnership. Saferworld, Conciliation Resources and International Alert are collaborating on a three-year research programme which generates evidence and lessons for policymakers and practitioners on how to support peaceful, inclusive change in conflict-affected areas. The research focuses on economic development, peace processes, institutions and gender drivers of conflict. Find out more.