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

20-21 January

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.


Julie Bernath, 2014

Book Review: „Resisting Gendered Norms. Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia” by Mona Lilja (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Journal of Contemporary Asia. 2014. Link.


Cordula Reimann, 2014

Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

Critical Reflection following the KOFF Roundtable from 22 october 2014. Download.


5 december 2014

Informal Meeting on Human Rights and Women's Rights Defenders

KOFF organised an informal meeting with Oumou Sall Seck, a human rights and women's rights defenders from Mali. She discussed the current situation in Northern Mali, the conditions that are necessary to ensure lasting peace and women's role in Mali peace process.


23-26 November 2014

Sharing Experiences and Creating a Better Understanding of Inclusive Peace Processes

Mediation expert, Rachel Gasser, participated in the 10th Mediation Support Network (MSN) meeting in Chiapas, Mexico. More information