Re-assessing gender norms after conflict

Gender in peacebuilding in Nepal

Summary:

This report examines the role of gender in peacebuilding in Nepal, which emerged from a ten-year civil war in 2006. The peace settlement saw the end of the monarchy, the demobilisation of the People’s Liberation Army and a long, still ongoing process of redefining the constitutional framework of the new republic to make it more equitable. However, the end of the insurgency has also led to a gendered ‘roll-back’ in some areas, where there has been a re-emergence of discriminatory practices and patriarchal structures. A summary of our findings from Nepal and three other countries (Burundi, Colombia and Uganda) are available in our report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding.