E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Redefinition of Gender Roles in Times of Crisis: A study of Displaced Person Camps in the Central-North Region of Burkina Faso

Author(s): Lompo Minkieba Odilon

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.3.2864


This study examines the redefinition of gender roles in displaced person camps in the Central-North region of Burkina Faso during times of crisis. The objective is to analyse how the humanitarian crisis has modified traditional roles, particularly for women. The methods used include semi-structured interviews and participatory observations with men and women living in the camps. The results reveal that the crisis has led to a redefinition of gender roles, with increased participation of women in economic activities and a redefinition of family responsibilities for men. Differences in perception between men and women were also observed. These findings highlight the importance of considering gender dynamics in humanitarian policies and programmes. The implications of this study for future research and public policies are discussed, emphasising the need for a holistic approach to promote gender equality in crises.

Keywords: Gender Roles, Gender Dynamics, Humanitarian Crisis, Displaced Persons, Burkina Faso

Pages: 868-871

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