Gender equality and fragility are inextricably linked. Addressing issues of gender
inequality in fragile contexts requires systematic approaches that work through the
complexity of fragility. It requires contextual understanding of social norms, political
sensitivities, environmental concerns, and other risks that continue to perpetuate
fragility. As part of the 2020 States of Fragility series, this working paper unpacks
the deep‑rooted linkages between gender inequalities and fragility; provides an analysis
of gender within the current OECD Fragility Framework; and looks to areas of improvement
for understanding and addressing these inequalities.