From Clause to Effect

Including Women’s Rights And Gender in Peace Agreements

Authored by: Cate Buchanan, Adam Cooper, Cody Griggers, et al.

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: International Agreements, Peacemaking, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Phillipines, Bangladesh, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Nepal
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2012
Citation: Buchanan, Cate, Adam Cooper, Cody Griggers, et al. From Clause to Effect: Including Women’s Rights And Gender in Peace Agreements. Geneva: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, 2012.

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Executive Summary

This report reflects on six agreements from the Asia-Pacific region over the last 20 years. However, the analysis is of global relevance since the themes, types of clauses and language of these agreements are found in most peace processes elsewhere. The report discusses the following themes: power-sharing, resource-sharing, security arrangements, access to justice, and monitoring. It poses recommendations for improvement in the language in post-conflict agreements and peace documents.