Gender & Peacebuilding

Men and women have different roles to play in conflict and peace processes because they are affected by conflict in differing ways. swisspeace promotes the view that the gender-specific dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding have to be taken into account in all peace processes; otherwise, these processes will lack substance and legitimacy, which may jeopardize their sustainability. This imperative is reflected in  UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and follow-up Resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960) on "Women, Peace and Security".

Latest Activities and Publications

27 March 2015

Sicherheit und Friedenspolitik- Wie gehören sie zusammen und welche Rolle spielt dabei Gender?

A discussion between three young Swiss politicians and Annemarie Sancar (KOFF). Link.


Annemarie Sancar, Sidonia Gabriel, 2015

Gendergerechte Friedenspolitik – Friedensarbeit und Frauenrechte im Spiegel von KOFF

swisspeace Essential 1|2015. Download.


16 March 2015

Women's Conference on "Récits d'espérance face à la guerre et à la violence"

Annemarie Sancar participated at this event organised by  the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches.


20-21 January 2015

New findings on women and gender in peace processes and political transitions: From research to policy and practice

swisspeace attended a two-day workshop at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, organized by by CMI and CCDP.


Julie Bernath, 2014

Book Review: „Resisting Gendered Norms. Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia” by Mona Lilja (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Journal of Contemporary Asia. 2014. Link.