Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference

Authored by: Sanam N. Anderlini

Categories: Conflict Prevention
Sub-Categories: De-escalation and Preventive Diplomacy, Early Warning
Country: South Africa, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, Liberia, Burundi, Georgia, Palestine, Cambodia
Region: East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2000
Citation: Anderlini, Sanam N. Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference. New York: United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000.

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Executive Summary

This report discusses the impact of women's contributions to peace negotiation processes. Through a series of interviews with women who have played prominent roles in peace processes, it examines: obstacles faced and strategies adopted to reach the formal peace table; experiences at the peace table, including contributions made; international commitments to increase women's participation in peace negotiations. Contributed to by government representatives and civil society leaders, the publication is part of UNIFEM's aim to promote women's leadership through cross-regional learning.