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
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.
femininleben.ch, 20 November 2013
«Jede Frau kann Opfer von Gewalt werden»
swisspeace expert Barbara Brank explains in an interview the perils of violence against women and why men need to be involved in the process of strenghening women's rights. Article (in German).
Gender-based Violence, State and International Policies: Gender, Justice and Globalization
CAS module, October 2013, Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies, University of Bern. Details.
24 October 2013
Integrating Gender into the New Deal
KOFF Roundtable on the topic of Integrating Gender into the New Deal. With the participation of Dewi Suralaga, Karen Barnes Robinson and Ursula Keller.
Alexandra Pfefferle, 2013
Schweizer NGOs in der Friedensförderung
In: Frauenstimme 3/2013. pp 7-10.