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Rebuilding adolescent girls' lives after conflict

Time (GMT +00) 09:30 13:00
Chair: Suzanne Fustukian, ReBUILD Consortium, UK


Dyan Mazurana - Research Director for Gender, Youth, and Community, Tufts University, USA

Saji Thomas - Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, USA

Fiona Samuels - Research Fellow, ODI

Nicola Jones - Senior Research Fellow, ODI

Janice Cooper - Country Representative, Liberia Mental Health Initiative, Carter Centre, Monrovia, Liberia

Bassam Abu Hamad - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Al Quds University, Gaza, ​State of Palestine

Haja Wurie - Research Coordinator & Research Uptake Manager at ReBUILD Consortium, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Sierra Leone


As we approach the 15th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, urging all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all UN peace and security efforts, this event will explore the psychosocial services available to adolescent girls within post-conflict settings. What are the remaining challenges? And what are the complexities of moving this agenda forward?

Drawing on findings from a two-year ReBUILD/DFID-funded study exploring support for adolescent girls in the post-conflict settings of Gaza, Liberia and Sri Lanka, this event will explore psychosocial stresses faced by adolescent girls and the types of support services available to them in these contexts.