Women in Nonviolent Movements

Authored by: Marie A. Principe

Categories: Human Rights, Peace Support Operations, The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2016
Citation: Principe, Marie A., "Women in Nonviolent Movements." United States Institute of Peace. December 2016.

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Executive Summary

Women’s meaningful involvement in civil resistance movements has shown to be a game changer. Examining movements in Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Liberia, the Palestinian territories, Poland, Syria, and the United States, this report advocates for the full engagement of women and their networks in nonviolent movements for a simple and compelling reason—because greater female inclusion leads to more sustainable peace.