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Building Back Better - resources launched on gender and health systems post-conflict

Monday, 09 Nov 2015

Building Back Better: New resource from ReBUILD's empirical research on the opportunities and constraints for building gender responsive health systems in post conflict contexts

The outputs from ReBUILD's collaborative work on gender in post-conflict health systems has now been developed into 'Building Back Better' - a set of resources on gender in post-conflict health systems. These resources were launched at a special event held in Liverpool, in October 2015, with presentations from the ReBUILD's team and partners followed by discussion of issues raised. The presentations from this event are now available for download here, and some excellent blogs have been written about the event and Building Back Better by Valerie Percival and Sally Theobald, and Kerry Millington.

The Building Back Better e-resource outlines the particular problems and challenges of addressing gender in these contexts, and the way that different actors can start being part of the solution. Two policy briefs address how health sector reform after conflict can support gender equity, and how humanitarian responses to health can adequately take gender into account. Four additional briefs present country case studies from Timor Leste, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and northern Uganda.

This work was done in collaboration with the Gender Working Group of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Global Health and Security Programme, led by Associate Professor Valerie Percival at Carleton University, Canada.