The Untapped Resource: Women in Peace Negotiations

Authored by: Sanam N. Anderlini

Categories: Peace Support Operations, The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Agreements, Peace Accords, Peacemaking, UN Resolutions
Country: Liberia, South Africa, Guatemala, Northern Ireland
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2003
Citation: Anderlini, Sanam N. "The Untapped Resource: Women in Peace Negotiations. Conflict Trends 3 (2003).

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In October 2000 the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. It explicitly calls on member states and all parties to include women and civil society groups in peace processes and conflict resolution. Yet in the past few years, progress towards the full inclusion of women in peace processes has at best been slow, and at worst, nonexistent.