Armed conflict affects men and women in gender-specific ways and a gender-sensitive approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding needs to take into account the different needs, situations and conditions of men and women in conflict areas. We apply a gender sensitive approach to the Institute’s research with partners in order to develop a gender-based understanding and analysis.

LPI’s capacity building activities also include a gender-sensitive approach, both building on the needs of, and targeting, men and women. Furthermore, the Institute provides specialist support and advice on gender issues to partner organisations. LPI is currently reviewing and complementing its previous gender work by expanding the knowledge and providing specific support to the work of the Institute’s field offices and partners.