Failing to Empower Women Peacebuilders: A Cautionary Tale from Angola

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Author: 
International Crisis Group (ICG)
Countries: 
Africa
Southern Africa
Angola
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Participation
Peace Processes
Human Rights

"It took me only a few weeks after my arrival in Luanda to realize that a peace agreement that is "gender-neutral" is, by definition, discriminatory against women and thus far less likely to be successful. The exclusion of women and gender considerations from the peace process proved to be a key factor in our inability to implement the Lusaka Protocol and in Angola's return to conflict in late 1998."

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International Crisis Group, Failing to Empower Women Peacebuilders: A Cautionary Tale from Angola, 2007