Strategies for Policymakers

Bringing Women into Peace Negotiations

Authored by: Michelle Page, Tobie Whitman, and Cecilia Anderson

Categories: Peace Support Operations, Statebuilding, The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Peacemaking, Political Transitions
Country: Sudan, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka
Region: No Region
Year: 2009
Citation: Page, Michelle, Tobie Whitman, and Cecilia Anderson. Strategies for Policymakers: Bringing Women into Peace Negotiations. Washington, DC: Inclusive Security, 2009.

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As leaders in civil society, particularly during and following violent conflict, women are critical players in peace negotiations. Yet they remain the largest group of stakeholders regularly excluded from official negotiation processes. This publication presents concrete strategies for the international community to successfully bring women into peace negotiations, building on case studies of Darfur, Sudan; Guatemala; Northern Ireland; and Sri Lanka.