May 26, 2021
Conflict and violence monitoring and early warning systems can save lives. Despite the recognized links between gender inequality and risks of conflict and instability, the integration of gender-sensitive indicators in early warning systems has been infrequent and inconsistent. Overlooking gender in early warning risks ignoring gender norms or behaviors that contribute to violence. It further risks formulating policies and responses that do not account for the different needs and experiences of women, men, girls and boys. Simply put, we must integrate gender in early warning systems.
To address these gaps and building on existing efforts to mainstream gender in conflict early warning systems, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in partnership with the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), developed a Global Framework for Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Early Warning of Violence and Conflict.
Please join IFES and CSO on May 26 for a virtual discussion with global experts from around the world, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, about how this framework can improve violence and conflict early warning systems.