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Women, Work, and War

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the livelihoods of women displaced by conflict, including those who have sought refuge outside their countries and those displaced within their own countries. The chapter presents the challenges, needs, and opportunities as well as some creative interventions and knowledge gaps that exist in current thinking and practice. The chapter concludes with recommendations for the humanitarian assistance community. Livelihood interventions in the context of displacement are still in their infancy. Little is known about their longer-term impacts, and there has, historically, been little focus on sustainability. This chapter aims to enhance understanding of the issue in order to improve both livelihood policy and practice.

Keywords

Livelihood Intervention Livelihood Strategy Refugee Camp Income Generation Activity Refugee Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Women’s Refugee CommissionNew YorkUSA

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