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

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.

Mandate for the Human Security Division of the FDFA, 2014

Gender Mainstreaming Support

Support to the gender mainstreaming process within the humanitarian aid department of SDC. The mandate will deepen its focus on North Africa and the Great Lakes region

22-26 June 2014

Conference on Inclusive Peacemaking

swisspeace expert Rachel Gasser participated in a conference on inclusive peacemaking in Washington, D.C.

19 June 2014

KOFF Roundtable on "Peacebuilding for Equality"

Gender roundtable on "Peacebuilding for Equality: A Political Challenge to Gender Power Relations" with the participation of Kamla Bhasin. Program.