Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

Authored by: Cordula Reimann

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Peace Accords, Peacemaking, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2013
Citation: Reimann, Cordula. Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes. Berlin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, 2013.

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Executive Summary

In 2000, the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security called for the increased participation of women in peace processes and in all peacebuilding- related activities. To implement UNSCR 1325, the UN Secretary called upon all UN member states to develop national actions plans (NAPs) outlining specific lines of national activity.
The toolkit focuses both on women’s fundamental human rights to participate in peace negotiations and on their specific contributions to peace negotiations and agreements. In order to address one of the key thematic areas of the women, peace and security agenda, this toolkit focuses on women’s participation in peace processes.