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

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.


25 November 2014

Moving the Agenda Forward on Women, Peace, Security and Eliminating Violence against Women

Public panel discussion organized by the Canadian Embassy and swisspeace's KOFF with the participation of Ambassador Golberg and Gordana Subotic. More information.


13 November 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Women's Empowerment in Eastern Europe

With the participation of Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Programme .


22 october 2014

KOFF Roundtable on Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

KOFF roundtable on "Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes: a Toolkit for Collaborative Learning". Dr. Cordula Reimann presented key findings of a policy paper and toolkit that bear the same name and that she developed.


Sidonia Gabriel and Annemarie Sancar, 2014

Vernetzung für den Frieden

In: Frauenstimme, Women for Peace, 3/2014. Download.