Gender & Peacebuilding
Men and women have different roles in conflict and peace processes as they are affected by conflict in different ways. swisspeace promotes that the gender-specific dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding have to be taken into account. Otherwise peace processes lack substance and legitimacy and this may jeopardize their sustainability. This imperative is mirrored by the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and its follow-up resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960) on "Women, Peace and Security".
Latest Activities and Publications
Julia Palmiano, 2014
Fighting 'Feminist Fatigue'? Women and Peace Negotiations
Sandra Rubli and Elisabeth Baumgartner, 2014
Gender and Dealing with the Past
swisspeace Essential, 1|2014. Download.
Mandate for the Human Security Division of the FDFA, 2012-2013
Gender Mainstreaming Support
Main focus is to support the implementation of the Swiss National Action Plan UNSCR 1325 and provide gender advice and support in thematic areas including gender and dealing with the past as well as gender and mediation.
Alexandra Pfefferle, 2013
New Deal and Res 1325 - No Need to Reinvent the Wheel to Make the Road to 2015 and Beyond
Critical Reflection following the KOFF Roundtable on "Integrating Gender into the New Deal". Download.
10 December 2013
Civil Society Consultation with OSCE Gender Representatives: Swiss Implementation of UNSCR 1325 - Challenges and good practice from a civil society perspective
The KOFF Gender Roundtable aims to critically discuss challenges and good practice in the implementation of the Swiss National Action Plan on Res 1325 and the mechanisms it provides to include civil society. With the participation of Ambassador Mira Beham, OSCE Senior Advisor on Gender Issues; and Ms June Zeitlin, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Gender Issues.