Resource Spotlight Monday - Exploring a Resource on Iraq

Gender Unit UNOCT
Gender Unit UNOCT • 10 June 2024
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“Resource Spotlight Monday”: Today, the Gender and Identity Factors Platform (GIFP) features “Gender and Conflict Analysis in ISIS Affected Communities of Iraq.” 

Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, the study deploys a conflict-sensitive gender analysis framework to understand gender dynamics in the context of Iraq in the aftermath of Da’esh (i.e., the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, otherwise known as ISIS). The report sets out to identify the differential impact of Da’esh on women, girls, men and boys. The study used a large-scale household survey, focus groups and key informant interviews to examine prevailing gender norms with an objective to enhance the understanding of the social pressures women and men experience when aiming to conform to context-specific gendered expectations of masculinity (revolving around the roles of protectors and providers) and femininity (revolving around the responsibilities of ensuring the wellbeing of their families).  

Based on the results, the study derives recommendations for gender-responsive approaches, as well as conflict-sensitive approaches, within the development and implementation of humanitarian and recovery programmes in Iraq. For example, the study recommends that humanitarian and recovery community efforts could promote collaborative and/or collective income generation options for both women and men (as wives and husbands) in order to contribute to more flexible gender roles. In this regard, the study suggests such efforts would contribute to countering terrorism and preventing/countering violent extremism (CT/PCVE).   

Visit the link above from the Resource Library to read more! Please feel welcome to comment any thoughts or questions you might have.  

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