Women’s Political Participation and Influence in Post-Conflict Burundi and Nepal

Authored by: Åshild Falch

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Peacemaking, Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: Burundi, Nepal
Region: South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2010
Citation: Falch, Åshild. Women's Political Participation and Influence in Post-Conflict Burundi and Nepal. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo, 2010.

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Based on case studies of two countries that recently emerged from armed internal conflict − Burundi and Nepal  −  this report examines one fundamental aspect of Resolution 1325: the provisions to increase women’s participation in post‐conflict decision‐making. While Burundi and Nepal display many differences, the two countries present interesting similarities in terms of achievements and challenges in relation to involving women in decision‐making following the end of armed conflict. For example, women in both countries have traditionally been barred from access to public and political life, and during the Burundian and Nepali peace processes no woman took part in the formal negotiations in either country.