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Caution Nation-Builders

Gender Assumptions Ahead

Published Apr 14, 2008

by Cheryl Benard

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In the coming years, nation-building missions in complex post-conflict environments will continue to engage the United States and the international community. Policymakers and practitioners alike must take care to evaluate present nation-building exercises. Clearly, this evaluation will need to be outcomes-based and will need to give due focus to the female majority of the populations in question. Drawing that population into the process of nation-building in a substantive way will not only be good for women but for the country's post-conflict progress and long-term stability overall.

Reprinted with permission from The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Winter 2008, Vol 32:1, pp. 25-37. Copyright © 2008 The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Originally published in: The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Winter 2008, Vol. 32:1, pp. 25-37.

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