Political Settlements Research Programme supports women’s meaningful participation in peace processes

Researchers from the Political Settlements Research Programme have published a new briefing series on inclusive peace processes in partnership with UN Women. The series supports women’s meaningful participation and the integration of gender perspectives in peace processes that aim to end violent intra-state conflict.

Professor Christine Bell, Ms Laura Wise, Dr Astrid Jamar, Dr Jan Pospisil, and Dr Silvia Suteu authored briefings on power-sharing, transitional justice, security, and constitution-making, drawing from the PA-X Peace Agreements Database, which PSRP launched last year. The briefings use new comparative data to examine the gender equality implications of key issues in peace processes, and how gender equality advocates have strategically dealt with these issues in previous conflicts.

The main audience of the series is women, gender equality advocates, and others engaged in peace processes, who wish to influence negotiations to address the particular experiences of women during conflict, and achieving lasting peace process outcomes that will improve women’s lives and the lives of those around them. The series forms part of the UN Women project Enhancing Women’s Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Contexts in the MENA Region.