Engendering the Peace Process: A Gender Approach to Dayton- and Beyond

Saturday, January 1, 2000
Kvinna till Kvinna
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Several participating women from the former Yugoslavia mentioned the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation (KtK) as a good example of how to
support women in post-war societies. As a response to this, and earlier queries on the KtK experiences, we decided to make a contribution to
the Beijing+5 process with the report “Engendering the Peace Process: A Gender Approach to Dayton—and Beyond.” From a gender-oriented perspective, it focuses on the achievements of, and obstacles to, the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia and Herzegovina measured against the Beijing Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in September 1995.

The Dayton Peace Accords were the first major peace agreements adopted after the Beijing conference. KtK's own experience and strategies in Bosnia and Herzegovina are presented as well as a contribution to other organisations with the intention of introducing or developing a gender per-
spective. We hope that our conclusions and recommendations will be useful for both governments and NGOs relative to future peace negotiations and peace processes.

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Engendering the Peace Process: A Gender Approach to Dayton?and Beyond, Kvinna till Kvinna (2000).