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


swisspeace, UN Women, Gender and Development Initiative, 2015

Why Gender Matters in Conflict and Peace - Perspectives from Mon and Kayin States, Myanmar

Co-authored by Julia Palmiano-Federer. ISBN 978-1-63214-011-1. Full report; short version.