The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is proud to announce its role in the Lancet Commission report on Peaceful Societies Through Health Equity and Gender Equality.
SIPRI played a significant part in informing the commission by leading a working paper on ‘Territorial control and non-state armed groups: What are the implications for healthcare in conflict-affected settings?’ The working paper shows how the takeover of territory by non-state armed groups restricts the use of health services by the civilian population. It also finds that the effects are different for women and men, and that non-state group ideology in particular can have an adverse impact on women’s access to health services. These findings were used to advise the commission’s report.
The report summarizing the findings of the commission is being launched today at an event co-hosted by the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and Canada Institute.
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About SIPRI’s work with the Lancet Commission
SIPRI has a history of providing organizations like the Lancet Commission with fact-driven analysis. In addition to the working paper referenced above, the institute has also produced case studies and synthesis papers for the Lancet Commission. The bibliographical information for the working paper referenced above is: Lilja, J., Hossain, M., et al., ‘Territorial control and non-state armed groups: What are the implications for healthcare in conflict-affected settings?’, Working Paper for the Lancet Commission on Peaceful Societies through Health Equity and Gender Equality (Apr. 2021). Sigrún Rawet, former SIPRI Deputy Director, now the Deputy Director-General with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has served as a member of the Lancet Commission.
About the Lancet Commission report on Peaceful Societies Through Health Equity and Gender Equality
The Lancet Commission report on Peaceful Societies Through Health Equity and Gender Equality is being launched globally today, 7 September 2023. The report delves into the multifaceted crises faced by communities and nations worldwide, exacerbated by mounting social, political and economic pressures. The most profound impacts of these crises are experienced in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The report asks: how can greater health equity and gender equality contribute to building more peaceful societies?