This section provides concepts and evidence on whether and how gender roles and social status correlates to conflict and social cohesion in fragile and post-conflict contexts. It is part of the larger Learning for Peace project which produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding.

1 January 2016 Report American Institutes for Research (AIR), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The Transformative Potential of Positive Gender Socialization in Education for Peacebuilding: Uganda

The Gender Socialization in Schools programme pilot in Karamoja, Uganda, has demonstrated the value of a gender-transformative approach to addressing prevailing gender norms that have contributed to conflict –and which have the potential to be harnessed for peace –in the Karamoja region.

15 July 2016 Report
Gender & Development

The Communities Care programme: changing social norms to end violence against women and girls

While significant progress has been made in recent years in responding to violence against women and girls in humanitarian contexts, timely and quality care and support to survivors still remains a challenge. Little is known about effective prevention. Few interventions have targeted underlying drivers of violence against women and girls (VAWG), which include social norms.