The project aims to make a positive impact on displaced peoples’ lives in the Middle East through bridging the gap between policy frames and implementation. It aims to generate impact through engaging non-academic audiences with academic research. It will achieve this by directly engaging with relevant policymakers, local and international civil society organisations and UN agencies. It will capture the importance of addressing the gendered dimensions of conflict-related displacement and of the responses to this issue at the civil society, local government and international levels.
Incorporation of the issue of displacement into the WPS agenda can improve strategies regarding the protection of women, prevention of harm, enabling recovery and relief during and after conflict-related displacement, and can also enable the participation of displaced women in decision-making, conflict resolution and peace-building. The absence of women and the lack of gender perspectives in decision-making processes in relation to short- and long-term responses to displacement hinder women from having a meaningful impact on the design of the provisions for protection and development of support systems. This occurs despite the fact that more women than men are affected by conflict-related displacement and the impact of displacement on women is disproportionate due to gendered vulnerabilities.