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September 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm EST

In your experience, how has conflict impacted men and women, boys and girls differently? What does this mean for humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development interventions?

October 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm EST

Research shows and supports that women and children are the most impacted by conflict. In many regions, specifically the Middle East, women do not have the ability to leave their home or cross borders to escape violence. Further, women are most likely the ones in charge of taking care of the children i.e.. making sure the children have water and food, which makes it impossible for them to easily flee in times of violence. I think that all people need humanitarian assistance, but I have focused most of my research on women in times of violence and how their lack of rights around the world impacts their ability to protest violence. Fascinating stuff!