The Living Peace four year project is being implemented in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country where conflict has led to millions of deaths, mass displacement, and many victims and perpetrators of violence. In addition, DRC exhibits a prevalence of highly inequitable, violent partner relationships driven by childhood experiences of violence, gender inequitable beliefs, power inequalities, economic stress and insufficient coping mechanisms around post-conflict trauma. Living Peace provides psychosocial support through group therapy for men (and their partners) to reduce sexual and gender based violence, promote healing, restore relationships and rebuild communities in postconflict settings. The aim of the…
This policy brief looks at the context of gender and health, and how they are affected by conflict. It also assesses whether humanitarian assistance in the immediate post- conflict period addresses the impact of conflict on health from a gender perspective. A second sister brief examines long-term reform of the health system through a gender lens, using the World Health Organization’s health system building blocks as a framework.
This brief examines the reform of health systems in post-conflict settings through a gender lens, using the World Health Organization’s health system building blocks as a framework. Research into the importance of reconstructing health systems after a crisis or war is relatively new, therefore literature discussing challenges and best practices related to gender equity is weak and the evidence base limited. Further study is clearly needed into the impact of strengthening the health system on gender equity.