Demonstration of Women and Peace agreements database, informal conversation with Christine Belle


On 30 October 2015, WILPF facilitated an informal conversation with University of Edinburgh Law School Professor Christine Bell on the margins of the Peace Forum to provide a demonstration of the newly launched “PA-X: Peace Agreements Database” tool.

As part of a broader database, this tool includes the ~235 out of ~1200 peace agreements that mention women and provides searchable categories by country, region, agreement/conflict level, agreement stage, conflict type, name, focus area, and date (signed before or after). The database highlights trends across time, such as the fact that only 11% of peace agreements before UNSCR 1325 (2000) referenced women, but 27% do since then. It also provides critical information to addressing key tensions, such as discrepancies between what language on women gets included in agreements relative to what actions are taken to follow up. 

Access the database here>>