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
7 March 2016
National Action Plans: Challenges and Opportunities
Annemarie Sancar participated in a workshop on "National Action Plans: Challenges and Opportunities" organized by EPLO. She gave an input on the civil society report of the Swiss NAP, which is elaborated by the Swiss NGO working group on women, peace and security. Program.
2 March 2016
OSCE workshop on Migration
swisspeace took part in a two-day OSCE civil society expert workshop on “Reviewing OSCE approaches on Migration - Consolidation of OSCE commitments on migration and strengthening their implementation” in Berlin. Report.
Julia Palmiano Federer, 2016
On Gender. The Role of Norms in International Peace Mediation
swisspeace Essential 1|2016. Download.
25 - 29 January 2016
Gender Equality & Peacebuilding Course
swisspeace conducted the 5-day course on Gender Equality & Peacebuilding at the University of Basel. It aimed to answer the questions: How do protection initiatives contribute towards the exclusion of women? How do military institutions construct and codify hegemonic masculinity? Further information