Reality check: The gender dimensions of the impact of multinational companies’ operations in fragile and conflict-affected areas – Guidance for research

The aim of this paper is to explore some of the gender dimensions of multinational companies’ operations in fragile and conflict-affected areas by highlighting several issues across the extractive industry and agroindustry.

Although these issues vary widely depending on the local context, the paper aims to give general guidance. The aim is to facilitate a learning process for civil society organisations (CSOs) working towards better outcomes for local communities and workers impacted by the operations of multinational corporations in conflict-affected areas. By highlighting some gender dimensions and providing a set of questions for further field research, the paper will help CSOs to assess the activities of these corporations through a ‘gender lens’.