Equal Power – Lasting Peace: Obstacles for Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

Authored by: Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, Åsa Nyquist Brandt, and Agneta Söderberg Jacobson

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: International Agreements, Peacemaking
Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Liberia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region: Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2012
Citation: Selimovic, Johanna Mannergren, Åsa Nyquist Brandt, and Agneta Söderberg Jacobson. Equal Power – Lasting Peace: Obstacles for Women's Participation in Peace Processes. Stockholm: Kvinna till Kvinna, 2012.

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Executive Summary

This report documents the obstacles to women's participation in peace processes. It draws lessons from case studies conducted on Nagorno-Karabakh, the DRC, Iraq, Liberia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bringing these case studies together, the report emphasizes the impact of different and diverse forms of power on women's involvement in peace processes and makes recommendations to international actors to better facilitate women's invovlement in this area.