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Gender, Participation and Leadership

Financing gender-inclusive peace: Gaps in implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (June 2021)

This paper measures financing for gender-inclusive peace through the mechanisms of bilateral and multilateral donor investments during peace processes and post-conflict recovery, which support States to finance and sustain peace.

The research focuses on three case studies—Colombia, Iraq, and the Philippines—exploring the planned investments in gender equality and women’s participation, set against the statements of gender-inclusive peace and specific provisions in those countries’ peace agreements.

It illuminates the financing gap between plans, aspirations, and expenditures, and examines patterns of money and resources and the extent to which they follow and support the life cycles of inclusion and reconstruction.

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Gender and Violent Extremism

Final reports for: Gender Analysis of Violent Extremism and the Impact of COVID-19 on Peace and Security in ASEAN (April 2022)

The project builds on the long-standing partnership between GPS and UN Women. The GPS team will partner with other ASEAN country experts in Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines to examine the key changing trends and dynamics of violent extremism in the context of COVID-19, including recruitment, propaganda, and/or spread of misinformation and disinformation to fuel misogynist and hostile beliefs to justify and legitimise violence against women in the ASEAN region. This will build knowledge and evidence to inform the implementation of gender-responsive prevention of violent extremism strategies, and support ongoing regional efforts and collaboration in ASEAN countries, addressing a variety of cross-border challenges from pandemic response to rising intolerance and extremism.

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Institutionalising Women, Peace and Security

A Global Review of the Development of Military Gender Advisor Capabilities (May 2022)

This research examines the policies, structures and cultures that enable and constrain the effectiveness of military GENAD capabilities around the world. Drawing on open-source research and interviews with current and former GENADs and relevant stakeholders, the review identifies integrated findings and recommendations, which inform a tripartite proposal for military organisations to enhance their military GENAD capability.

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Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Latest research project: Impact of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on the Dynamics of Conflict (2020-)

This project aims to understand the impact of sexual and gender-based violence on the dynamics of conflict. With an innovative mixed method design it will study all reported incidences of sexual and gender-based violence in 41 conflict-affected countries between 1998 and 2018.

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Inclusive Economies and Enduring Peace

Latest research from Caring for carers: addressing the marginalisation of peacebuilding practitioners with care responsibilities project.

(Toolkit): Building Success in Development and Peace Building by Caring for Carers (2021)

The toolkit covers carers in the international development sector and is the latest toolkit in the WICID Methods Lab Toolkit Series.

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Gendered Impacts of COVID-19

The Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 collection brings a gender lens to discussions around the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. Drawing upon the expertise and research from four centres across Monash University, this collection provides gender-sensitive analysis on peace and security, humanitarian settings and women’s rights, gender-based violence, the economy, caring and social reproduction responsibilities, and health and well-being.

Read our latest research on the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19.