POLICY BRIEF: Women, Peace and Security in Post-Conflict and Peacebuilding Contexts

Monday, March 18, 2013
Jacqui True

Executive Summary

Post-conflict peacebuilding processes present major opportunities for advancing women's rights and gender equality. But a gender perspective needs to be more effectively operationalised in post-conflict institutions and peacebuilding processes.A key challenge for the United Nations (UN) and its member states in progressing the women, peace and security agenda in post-conflict settings is bridging the gap between the interdependent political and economic security pillars of peacebuilding. Well-intentioned gender mainstreaming objectives are often undermined by the post-conflict political economy context, which reinforces structural gender inequalities between men and women READ MORE>>

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Policy Brief WPS: Post Conflict and Peacebuilding