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

1 December 2016

KOFF Roundtable on Empowering women to act for their rights in Israel

The roundtable aimed to shed light on the current situation of Arab women in Israel based on the longstanding engagement of the Kayan - Feminist Organisation with Arab communities in northern Israel. The event took place within the framework of the international Campaign of 16 Days against Gender Based violence. Further information.


Julia Palmiano Federer, Rachel Gasser, 2016

International Peace Mediation and Gender: Bridging the Divide

BPC Policy Brief Vol 6(5), November/16. Download


15 September 2016

14th National Symposium of the Swiss Red Cross

Annemarie Sancar, Senior Program Officer at swisspeace, participated in a panel discussion at the National Symposium of the Swiss Red Cross entitled "Menschen auf der Flucht" on the gender dimensions of displacement and the link to the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. More information on the event.


Sandra Rubli and Elisabeth Baumgartner, 2016

Gender and Dealing with the Past

swisspeace Essential 4|2016 (new edition). Download the Essential in Arabic and English.


swisspeace, cfd, PWAG, Frauen für den Frieden, 2016

Women, Peace, Security - reloaded

Alternative report from a civil society and gender perspective on the National Action Plan 1325 on gender, peace and security. Impulse for actors in politics, administration and civil society. Download the report in English and German.