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

13 November 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Women's Empowerment in Eastern Europe

With the participation of Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Programme .


22 october 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

KOFF roundtable on "Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes: a Toolkit for Collaborative Learning". Dr. Cordula Reimann presented key findings of a policy paper and toolkit that bear the same name and that she developed.


Sidonia Gabriel and Annemarie Sancar, 2014

Vernetzung für den Frieden

In: Frauenstimme, Women for Peace, 3/2014. Download.


Eleven, 24 August 2014

Lack of women involved in peace process ‘prevents them from becoming empowered’

Article by Eleven, primary news media in Myanmar, on swisspeace Catalyzing Reflection "Looking at the Current Peace Process in Myanmar through a Gender Lens”, written by Salai Isaac Khen and Muk Yin Haung Nyoi. Link.


15 July 2014

Debate Series on the Role of Normative Frameworks in Mediation: Gender

Second round of the newly initiated debate series on the role of norms in mediation processes. This time the debate highlighted the role of gender in mediation practice, featuring experts Susanne Gentz and Annemarie Sancar.