Does War Empower Women? Evidence from Timor Leste

Published By: Institute of Development Studies | Published Date: March, 01 , 2015

Conflicts may change the material conditions and the incentives individuals face through death, displacement and other consequences of violence. Being a victim of a war can also profoundly change individual beliefs, values and preferences. Several counts have linked violent conflicts – including the two world wars – to changes in the roles of women, as well as social norms and beliefs towards gender roles within societies. The aim of this paper is to investigate the medium- and long-term consequences of a long-lasting conflict – the Timor Leste conflict – on various dimensions of women’s empowerment.

Author(s): Paola Salardi, Marinella Leone, Patricia Justino | Posted on: Jan 26, 2016 | Views()

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