Development assistance to women in postconflict situations

  • Blackburn, Susan (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

In the last decade, internal armed conflicts have attracted increasing attention as major obstacles to development in poor countries. For development assistance organisations this poses serious challenges. Moreover, men and women experience conflict differently. This project documents, analyses and assesses work amongst women in post-conflict situations by an Australian non-government development agency, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad (OCAA). Three countries, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and East Timor, comprise the case studies. In reports and scholarly articles, this research will evaluate how well OCAA meets women's needs in the post-conflict transition, and identify how development organisations can improve such work in the future.
Effective start/end date12/07/0417/07/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$45,501.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$29,666.00
  • Oxfam Community Aid Abroad (Australia): A$7,944.00
  • Monash University: A$1,000.00