Gender Dimensions of Forced Displacement
This summer, I worked as a research intern on a joint project with the gender division at the World Bank and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. The research project explored the gendered dimensions of forced displacement and how gender inequality affects and amplifies the challenges already faced by forcibly displaced persons. I was tasked with writing a number of country-specific papers on countries with large populations of refugees and/or internally displaced persons (IDPs), exploring the profiles of both host communities and forcibly displaced populations as well as the institutional arrangements and policy landscapes. I also authored a longer paper exclusively on internally displaced persons which outlined the international frameworks and initiatives relating to rights and protections of IDPs and current policy and institutional challenges. All of these papers incorporated a gender lens, emphasizing how gender inequalities further disadvantage forcibly displaced women in terms of economic and social opportunities. The papers will support multi-country analyses on multidimensional poverty among forcibly displaced persons and gender-based and intimate-partner violence among forcibly displaced women.