Towards an effective approach for women, peace and security

Kind of Resource: 
Report / Policy Brief
Countries: 
Kosovo
Afghanistan

Towards an effective approach for women, peace and security: Highlights from an exploratory study on marginalised women’s social cohesion and economic resilience in Afghanistan and Kosovo

This report summarises key findings from a study commissioned by Women for Women International (WfWI) into the effects of its work in Afghanistan and Kosovo on women’s social cohesion and economic resilience. The study used a mixed-methods approach and gathered data from more than 500 marginalised women who graduated from WfWI’s combined social and economic empowerment programme between 2009 and 2014, key informants, participants of WfWI’s men’s engagement programme (in Afghanistan) and some women from communities where WfWI has not worked. These key findings provide valuable insights to inform more effective approaches to supporting all women’s participation in conflict-affected countries.