Countries in fragile and conflict affected situations face many complex and interconnected challenges driving gender inequalities. A holistic approach that acknowledges the range of connections between gender equality and fragility is needed more than ever, which underlines the importance of human security and addressing inequality and discrimination for true inclusion.
From the very beginning, gender has been a vital component of the human security agenda as the consideration of gendered insecurities necessitates a broadening of the concept of security beyond territories, to the full realisation of women’s rights across the economic, political, and social spheres.
From restoring disrupted livelihoods in Yemen, to empowering women in disaster risk reduction in Haiti, and to reinforcing social cohesion and economic empowerment with engagement of women and youth in Mali, this panel will highlight how the human security concept has been translated into action in conflict or fragile settings, advancing the issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will also provide an opportunity to connect the dots from policy to practice and share perspectives from diverse countries and regions and suggestions to strengthen this work going forward.
The Event will be held on Zoom in English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French and Arabic.