Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women’s Inclusion and Influence on Peace Negotiations

Paffenholz, T. et al.
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Date published
01 Apr 2016
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Gender
UN Women

Fifteen years after the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women remain significantly underrepresented in peace and transitional processes. A central challenge is the lack of evidence-based knowledge on the precise role and impact of women’s inclusion on peace processes. When women have been included in the past, it was mainly due to normative pressure applied by women’s groups and their international supporters.

This report is based on results from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies’ multi-year research project entitled “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation” (2011-ongoing), and was originally prepared as an input to the Global Study in preparation for the High-level Review on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.