Gender and Resilience Policy Brief – Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Peace Building

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2021


The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)'s Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) has since 2013 inspired and guided regional and national priorities to counter drought emergencies in East and Horn of Africa countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The IDDRSI Strategy (2019-2024) acknowledges that gender issues impact the conflict prevention, resolution, and peace building priority intervention (PIA 6). This brief examines the critical gender issues relating to conflicts and drought resistance. A gender analysis was undertaken for the IDDRSI Strategy, Regional Programming Paper (RPP), and the member states Country Programming Papers (IGAD, 2016). The brief illustrates how conflicts are driven by unequal distribution of resources and highlights the challenges women face when confronted by conflicts, including participating in peacebuilding. It based on the review of the gender analysis report.