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

02 May 2015

Annual meeting of Women for Peace, Switzerland

With the participation of Annemarie Sancar (KOFF). Programme


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. The course also focuses on key issues for post-conflict transformation of gender relations in economic, social, legal and political spheres as well as on the role of women’s agency, women’s rights, masculinities and the implication. More information


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.