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

Simon Mason, Anna Hess, Rachel Gasser, Julia Palmiano Federer, 2015

Gender in Mediation: An Exercise Handbook for Trainers

Exercise handbook published by the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, and swisspeace. Download

28 october 2015

15 years of UNSCR 1325 – No peace without women

Annemarie Sancar led a workshop on peacebuilding and care at a symposium organised by the National Commitee for UN Women in Germany to mark the 15th anniversary of UNSCR 1325. Programme.

23 october 2015

Panel Discussion on Women's Participation in Peace Talks - Challenges and Solutions

KOFF Projet Director Sidonia Gabriel participated in a panel discussion on women's underrepresentation at peace talks and the role of civil society in implementing UNSCR 1325. The panel was part of a series of events organised by Peace Women Accross the Globe (PWAG) to mark its 10-year anniversary.

1 October 2015

KOFF Newsletter 141: Women, Peace and Security

Read the pdf in German / English/ French

10 september 2015

KOFF Roundtable on the Status of Women in the DRC

with the participation of Anny Modi and Rino Kamidi. Programme