Persistent conflict in Sierra Leone and South Sudan, a comparative study of gender factor
Conflict is fuelled by deeply engrained divisions, mistrust and exclusionary politics. There are indeed different gender roles evident in conflict. Particularly for this study, women’s peace efforts, like many civil society activities, often challenge these dynamics in both formal and informal spheres by advocating consensus building instead of recrimination and inclusion instead of elite-dominated politics. These efforts often aim to address the structural changes necessary for sustainable peace, and can attract wide support for women’s groups and build their legitimacy. The research project seeks to Examine the different combatant and non-combatant roles of the female in armed conflict analyze gender roles in conflict resolution in South Sudan and Sierra Leone, determine the extent to which female can facilitate the reduction of conflict in Sierra Leone and South Sudan, determine the extent to which women can facilitate the reduction of conflict in Sierra Leone and South Sudan as well as explore the challenges of the gender roles in conflict resolution.