Women in Conflict and Peace

Authored by: Anna Larson, Jenny Hedström, Joanna Pares Hoare, et al.

Categories: Peace Support Operations, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Peacemaking
Country: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Philippines, Rwanda
Region: No Region
Year: 2015
Citation: Larson, Anna, et al. Women in Conflict and Peace. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2015.

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Drawing from a spectrum of case studies, including Afghanistan, Myanmar, the Philippines and Rwanda, this study highlights a variety of ways that women, specifically, have experienced conflict and peacebuilding, and offers new insights and provides important lessons for international and national agencies promoting democracy reform and peacebuilding. Its purpose is twofold: first, to increase the visibility and recognition of women from marginalized communities as stakeholders in peace- and state-building activities, as actors who both disrupt (‘spoilers’) and work toward (‘facilitators’) peace and security; and, second, to raise awareness about strategies and practices to enhance their participation.