Gender Diversity Dynamics in Humanitarian Negotiations: The International Committee of the Red Cross as a Case Study on the Frontlines of Armed Conflicts


Gender affects the conduct and outcome of negotiations, the paper explores gender dynamics in a humanitarian setting. It includes a case study of the gender dynamics of International Committee of the Red Cross and their negotiation practices.

The paper argues that rather than studying the impact of gender in isolation, further research should explore how intersectionality of different diversity dimensions-such as gender, race/ethnicity, age, religion affect humanitarian negotiations.

The active fostering of diversity within negotiating teams ensures more flexibility in adapting to different scenarios and complex problems.

The presence of female peacekeepers has been empirically shown to improve the operations chance of success, in part due to gender stereotypes, men and women are perceived differently.

Paper written by Federica du Pasquier 

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