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

13-17 April 2015

CAS Gender Equality & Peacebuilding Course

This course reflects on:

- Concepts and methodologies for understanding gender dimensions of conflict and their relevance in peacebuilding, and the impact of peacebuilding on gender relations

- Key issues for post-conflict transformation of gender relations in economic, social, legal and political spheres

- Role of women’s agency, women’s rights, masculinities and the implication

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27 March 2015

Sicherheit und Friedenspolitik - Wie gehören sie zusammen und welche Rolle spielt dabei Gender?

A discussion between three young Swiss politicians and Annemarie Sancar (KOFF). Link.


Annemarie Sancar, Sidonia Gabriel, 2015

Gendergerechte Friedenspolitik – Friedensarbeit und Frauenrechte im Spiegel von KOFF

swisspeace Essential 1|2015. Download.


16 March 2015

Frauenkonferenz: Hoffnungsgeschichten gegen die Macht von Krieg und Gewalt

Annemarie Sancar participated at this event organized by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches. Program.


20-21 January 2015

New findings on women and gender in peace processes and political transitions: From research to policy and practice

swisspeace attended a two-day workshop at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, organized by by CMI and CCDP.