Is Peace Achievable for Women? Comparative Study of Gender Relations in Private Sphere in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Master's Thesis


This project addresses a primary question: Does the type of solution to conflict affect the shaping gender relations policies in private sphere? The hypothesis to this research is: the more peaceful the approach to conflict resolution, the more gender equal policies will result in private sphere, and more security is distributed equally for women and men. This hypothesis will be tested on three case studies: Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. The main purpose of the study is to find out if are there any correlations with solution to conflict and gender equality policies target specifically private life. The study thoroughly analyses the governmental policies related to gender equity in private sphere and distribution of security for women and men. As a result, countries’ gender related governmental policies are compared with each other. The differences and similarities are drawn. The statistical information related to different aspects of gender relations is compared.


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Author Takhmina Shokirova
Advisor Peter Wallensteen
Contributor John Paul Lederach, Committee Member
Contributor David Cortright, Committee Member
Contributor Peter Wallensteen, Committee Chair
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline International Peace Studies
Degree Name MA
Defense Date
  • 2010-04-27

Submission Date 2010-04-16
  • United States of America

  • Tajikistan

  • Azerbaijan

  • women

  • gender

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
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