Issue brief # 3

Rural women producers and cooperatives in conflict settings in Arab States

This issue brief aims to shed light on the reality and potential of cooperatives in empowering rural women in conflict settings in Arab States, based on the experience of Lebanon, Iraq, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS).

Violent conflicts, including intrastate and interstate wars and occupation of States and stateless territory, have had a deeply negative development impact across Arab States. The diverse nature of conflicts in the region dictates that adequate development interventions need to take into account the complex nature and specificity of each context.