Gender, Education, and Peacebuilding:  A review of selected Learning for Peace case studies

The present reviews and analyses evidence from four selected Learning for Peace projects. The overarching question the review seeks to answer is: How can education interventions address gender inequalities in contexts of armed violent conflict and in the process contribute towards sustainable peace? The case studies cover a range of contexts, institutional settings, categories of learners, and educational activities. In Uganda, the review examined the Gender Socialization in Schools in Uganda (GSSU) teacher training pilot project in the country’s Karamoja region, which aimed to support teachers in managing safe and equitable classrooms. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the review selected a component of work in Equateur province in which in-school youth were mobilized to design their own peacebuilding projects. In Côte d’Ivoire, the review examined an initiative to provide members of Mother and Early Childhood Clubs with training and mentoring, enabling them to support the village-based early childhood development centers (ECDCs) that cement relations between women from different ethnicities. The Communities Care (CC) programme in Somalia and South Sudan seeks to transform negative social and gender norms condoning gender-based violence into positive ones

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Published by

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Authored by

Judy El-Bushra, Emilie Rees Smith


Education for Peacebuilding