The Better Peace Tool


Early inclusion of women and civil society in peace processes and at the negotiating table can make a positive difference. But the practicalities of ‘how’ to achieve this remain a challenge.

ICAN's Better Peace Initiative set out to address the ‘how to’ question by offering practical guidance for the effective inclusion of gender perspectives and women peacebuilders in peace processes. Primarily, this requires a paradigm shift away from a narrow notion of peace negotiations as security and political processes to acknowledging that they must be inclusive societal processes. It also requires changes in practice. 

The Better Peace Tool explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times. It considers six common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them. And it presents a four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders, offering proactive steps to broaden participation. 

Please, visit the Better Peace Tool website for more information here >>