Displacement and Women's Economic Empowerment

The Displacement and Women's Economic Empowerment project, undertaken in coordination with Women for Women International (WfWI), the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security, and Gender Action for Peace and Security, evaluated the effects of displacement (as a result of conflict) on women's economic empowerment, with a special focus on livelihood needs and opportunities. The research aimed to inform the debate around the links between security and development to contribute to policy coherence, long-term discussions about effective programming related to women, peace and security, and support for women affect by conflict.

IRIS served as the on-the-ground partner for visiting researchers whose work culminated in the publication of the WfWI report, "Displacement and Women's Economic Empowerment: Voices of Displaced Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq." The report was written by Dr. Zeynep Kaya, Research Fellow at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Securirty and Research Assistant Kyra Luchtenberg. View the executive summary here, and the full report here.