The United Nations’ Agenda 2030 aims to achieve gender equality as part of the 5th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Yet, the way to reach this goal remains under-researched – particularly in rural, conflict-affected communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This paper uses the donor-funded, community-driven reconstruction programme ‘Tuungane’ as the foundation on which to analyse changes in gender norms in the context of a ‘hybrid social order’, defined as the interplay between ‘modern’ norms (state and non-governmental institutions); religious (church institutions) and traditional (institutions based on customary law).
This research is part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) programme
Kyamusugulwa, P. M. Hilhorst, D. and Bergh, S. I. (2019) Pathways to women’s empowerment: Navigating the hybrid social order in eastern DRC. Working paper. London: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.
Pathways to women’s empowerment: Navigating the hybrid social order in eastern DRC