Addressing the Needs of Displaced Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations



In 2007, the Women, Peace, and Security Committee of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) collaborated to produce a series of research papers on the needs of women displaced by conflict. These papers provided policy action recommendations for UNFPA and its partners based on current empirical research, comparative analysis, and policy reviews. The recommendations, and the analysis that inspired them, aim to help UNFPA increase the effectiveness of its programming on urgent issues in the nexus of women, conflict, and forced migration. In particular, they offer insights into how UNFPA can address the ways shelter, livelihoods, legal status, and mental health relate to the issues that comprise UNFPA’s core mandate, namely, reproductive health, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and HIV/AIDS.


Reproductive Health Armed Conflict Knowledge Network Sustainable Livelihood Transitional Justice 
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  1. Dale Buscher, “Sustainability of Livelihoods for Women and their Children in Situations of Armed Conflict,” this volume.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA)New YorkUSA

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