Gender & Peacebuilding

Men and women have different roles in conflict and peace processes as they are affected by conflict in different ways. swisspeace promotes that the gender-specific dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding have to be taken into account. Otherwise peace processes lack substance and legitimacy and this may jeopardize their sustainability. This imperative is mirrored by the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and its follow-up resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960) on "Women, Peace and Security".

Latest Activities and Publications

Salai Isaac Khen and Muk Yin Haung Nyoi, 2014

Looking at the Current Peace Process in Myanmar through a Gender Lens

swisspeace Catalyzing Reflection, 1|2014. Download.


Julia Palmiano, 2014

Fighting 'Feminist Fatigue'? Women and Peace Negotiations

swisspeace Working Paper, 2|2014, February 2014, ISBN 978-3-908230-90-8. Order / download.


Sandra Rubli and Elisabeth Baumgartner, 2014

Gender and Dealing with the Past

swisspeace Essential, 1|2014. Download.


Mandate for the Human Security Division of the FDFA, 2012-2013

Gender Mainstreaming Support

Main focus is to support the implementation of the Swiss National Action Plan UNSCR 1325 and provide gender advice and support in thematic areas including gender and dealing with the past as well as gender and mediation.


13-14 December 2013

CAS thematic block on Gender in Conflict and Peacebuilding

Barbara Brank, swisspeace and Gal Harmat, Center of Critical Feminist Pedagogy address gender and identity issues in conflict and peacebuilding.