The project explores the impact of the costs of social reproduction as depletion in the absence of a well-developed social infrastructure to support women within households in the face of conflict and displacement.
Principal Investigators: Shirin M Rai (WICID) and Jacqui True (Gender Peace and Security, Monash)
Co-Investigators: Juanita Elias, Nicola Pratt & and Jayanthi Lingham (Warwick); Samanthi Gunawardana & Melissa Johnston (Monash)
Funder: Monash-Warwick Alliance
- The project will research how women's unpaid and paid labour is affected by conflict situations and situations of conflict-recovery, how women strategize to reverse this depletion and what needs to be done by the state and non-state actors involved in post-conflict negotiations and building institutional infrastructure
- In so doing it will address the UN Sustainable Development Goals 5, 8 and 16. The research evidence produced has the potential to shape new policies and interventions that will contribute to lasting peace and inclusive economic prosperity.
- It will develop new ethnographic methodologies to address data collection in complex contexts.
- The poorly recognised social reproductive labour of women in conflict and postconflict contexts and the urgency of addressing this issue for a sustainable and gender equitable peace
- Identifying data gaps, bringing together feminist international political economy with gender, peace and security scholarship to develop new frameworks for analysing gender equality in of conflict and postconflict contexts