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Systematic review on women's empowerment and gender equality in fragile contexts

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 20, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022
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In 2020, 23 percent of the world’s population lived in fragile contexts of which at least half were women. In these contexts, women and girls remain particularly vulnerable to exploitation and existing social, economic and political inequalities are exacerbated.

While there are several interventions aimed at improving women’s status, understanding what approaches work can inform future investments and programming.

3ie forthcoming systematic review focuses on the role women can play in peacebuilding efforts and creating an enabling environment for peace and resilience in fragile contexts.

Women in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS) remain particularly vulnerable and are often left out of decision-making processes. Gender-specific and gender transformative interventions in FCAS aim to address this challenge, but do they work?

Gender-transformative interventions that target the right beneficiaries and are implemented with the context in mind are key to realizing the goals of women’s empowerment, gender equality and building more peaceful and inclusive societies.

To help identify the approaches that can improve women’s status in these settings and inform the Women, Peace and Security agenda, 3ie is launching a new BMZ-funded systematic review that synthesizes the evidence on the effectiveness of 14 types of gender-sensitive and gender-transformative interventions in FCAS.

This edition of the Evidence Dialogues will bring together experts who will discuss the review’s findings and deliberate on what else can be done to increase impact and production of evidence on this important subject. Please visit

3ie is a global leader in funding, producing, quality assuring and synthesizing rigorous evidence. We support studies and reviews that examine what works for whom, why, and at what cost in L&MICs. We are also a global advocate for the generation and use of quality evidence in development decision-making.

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Join 3ie for the official launch of our systematic review, ‘Strengthening women’s empowerment and gender equality in fragile contexts towards peaceful and inclusive societies'.

Our panel of experts will discuss the findings and deliberate on what else can be done to increase the impact and production of evidence on this important subject.

Webinar on 28 October 2021 | 13:00 - 14:30 BST at

The Webinar will be recorded and available online afterwards.

Interested in knowing more about the review? Read our blogs.
> What works to empower women in fragile settings: Authors of the systematic review summarize some of the key findings and highlight the gaps in evidence that remain -
> Why we need qualitative evidence in systematic reviews: the case of the Gender SR: Making a strong case for mixed-methods syntheses, authors of the review explain how and why they added qualitative findings to their systematic review -

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 20
Oct 20

Dear All:
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Many thanks in advance.
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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 22
Oct 22

Thanks, Ana.