CLAHRCYH Gender and Devlopment article; journal launch @GaDjournal @LSEnews @Oxfam @chscr

Gender & Development Panel Event at the London School of Economics – Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts takes place at LSE.

This event has been organised to launch the November 2016 issue of Gender and Development, a fully commissioned journal with readership in over 90 countries.

An NIHR CLAHRC YH acknowledged article from Punita Chowbey, Sheffield Hallam University linked to the Public Health and Inequalities Theme in CLAHRC features in this issue:

Employment, masculinities, and domestic violence in ‘fragile’ contexts: Pakistani women in Pakistan and the UK

This article investigates women’s experiences of domestic violence, in two contexts rated as fragile and stable in global indices: Pakistan and the UK. The research shows the importance of understanding how intersectional disadvantages, based on gender and ethnic minority status among others, can lead to some groups of women experiencing life as inhabitants of a ‘fragile context within a stable state’.

This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. To download the article for free from Taylor & Francis. Download this article from Taylor & Francis Online

For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the Gender and Development website.

In partnership with the Gender and Development Journal, Oxfam, OECD-DAC and the UK Gender Action for Peace and Security Network (GAPS).

  • Tuesday 6 December, 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
  • Speakers include: Bele Grau; Diana Koester; Corrie Sissons; Rainatou Sow
  • Discussant: Hannah Bond
  • Introduction: Christine Chinkin; and Chair: Caroline Sweetman
  • Entry: open to all, first come, first served
  • #LSEGenderDev

Two billion people live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence. This panel, convened for the launch of Gender and Development journal’s new issue, is dedicated to the challenges of working on gender in fragile contexts. It aims to contribute to knowledge around the need to address gender inequality (in policy and practice in fragile contexts), based on women’s and girls’ realities (in fragile conflict-affected locations) – and share experience and analysis about what this means in practice.


Bele Grau is a PhD candidate at the Goethe University Frankfurt, conducting an ethnographic research project on women’s movements in Afghanistan.

Diana Koester advises the OECD-DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) on gender, peacebuilding and statebuilding and conducts DPhil (Politics) research on these issues at the University of Oxford.

Corrie Sissons  is a member of the Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods Team (EFSVL) in Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team, and former EFSVL Coordinator for Iraq.

Rainatou Sow  is Executive Director of Make Every Woman Count, an African woman-led organisation which serves as a mobilising, networking, information, advocacy and training platform for African women by building their leadership capacities to influence policy and decision making. Rai has over 10 years of experience working in the field of development, women and youth with organisations such as the International Organisation for Migration, World Health Organisation and UNICEF.

Hannah Bond (discussant) is Director of GAPS, the UK Gender Action on Peace and Security Network.

Christine Chinkin (introduction) is Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and member of the GAPS board.

Caroline Sweetman (chair) is Editor of Gender and Development



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