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This study of gender aspects of resilience is part of the project 'employment, resilience and social cohesion in the Sahelian belt and the Lake Chad zone' ‘RESTE/Trust Fund’. The project aims to contribute to the stability in the Sahelian region of Chad by strengthening resilience, sustainable local development and increasing economic opportunities.

This report examines issues related to gender inequality and building resilience, looking at the degree of women's participation at the community level, and the status of women's leadership. It identifies challenges and root causes of the exclusion and discrimination of women and girls in accessing and using productive resources and decision making at household and community levels, including discriminatory social, religious and cultural norms, women's lack of access to information and knowledge, and their differentiated needs.

Among the report’s recommendations are the organization and capacity building of local actors, inclusion and participation of young people and women, advocacy for the commitment of the authorities and the integration of a representative multi-actor approach in local governance systems.

L’étude sur la dimension de genre dans la construction de résilience s’encadre dans les provinces du Kanem, Bahr el Gazal et Lac du projet Emploi, résilience et cohésion sociale dans la bande sahélienne et la zone du Lac Tchad communément appelé « RESTE/Trust Fund », dont l’objective est de contribuer à la stabilité de la bande sahélienne du Tchad en renforçant la résilience, le développement local durable et en accroissant les opportunités économiques. 

L’étude cherche à améliorer la compréhension des enjeux liés aux inégalités de genre et les implications pour la construction de résilience, dans les trois provinces du projet, à travers une meilleure compréhension du degré (les avancées et les obstacles) de la participation des femmes au niveau communautaire, et de la situation en matière de leadership des femmes.

DOI

10.21201/2018.3880

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978-1-78748-388-0

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