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dc.contributor.authorBlackwell, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Jean
dc.contributor.authorHabeeb, Rahmah
dc.contributor.authorAnnan, Jeannie
dc.contributor.authorFalb, Kathryn
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T21:22:14Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T21:22:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-11
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2019.1624047
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620827
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Cash and voucher assistance is an efficient way to deliver assistance in emergency settings, and evidence demonstrates that cash programmes have consistent positive impacts on food security and other health and economic outcomes in these contexts. Nevertheless, while evidence from development settings shows that cash has the potential to reduce intimate partner violence and increase empowerment for women and girls, there is a dearth of rigorous evidence from acute humanitarian settings. In response to this evidence gap, the International Rescue Committee conducted an evaluation of a cash programme in Raqqa Governorate, Syria. The aim was to examine the effect of a cash for basic needs programme on outcomes of violence against women, and women&#8217;s empowerment. This article draws on qualitative data from interviews with 40 women at the end of the cash programme. It offers evidence of potential increased tension and abuse within both the community and the household for some women whose families received cash, as well as potential increased social protection through repayment of debts and economic independence for others. Both negative and positive effects could be seen. While the objective of the cash programme was not to influence underlying power dynamics, this research shows it is necessary to integrate gender-sensitive approaches into programme design and monitoring to reduce risk to women of diverse identities.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent18en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/womens-status-and-qualitative-perceptions-of-a-cash-assistance-programme-in-raq-620827
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectHumanitarianen_US
dc.titleWomen’s status and qualitative perceptions of a cash assistance programme in Raqqa Governorate, Syriaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySyrian Arab Republicen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's empowermenten_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCash transfersen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian responseen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordViolence against womenen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMiddle Easten_US
prism.number2en_US
prism.volume27en_US


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