Women in Conflict and Peace

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January 12, 2016

Women in Conflict and Peace

International IDEA has identified Political Participation and Representation as one of its four key impact areas, and the strengthening of democratic governance structures to manage and accommodate diversity as a crosscutting objective of all its work. To this end, this study explores ways in which peacebuilding and democratization processes can be supported and strengthened to improve their capacity to generate greater participation by, and inclusion of, marginalized groups. Drawing on case studies from Afghanistan, Myanmar, the Philippines and Rwanda, this study highlights a variety of ways that women, specifically, have experienced conflict and peacebuilding, and offers new insights and provides important lessons for international and national agencies promoting democracy reform and peacebuilding by enhancing the participation of marginalized women in future peace- and democracy-building initiatives. To order a printed copy, click here

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Author: 
Anna Larson, Jenny Hedström, Joanna Pares Hoare, Rosalie Arcala Hall and Sara E. Brown
Editor: 
Jenny Hedström and Thiyumi Senarathna
Publisher: 
International IDEA
Publication year: 
2015-09-28
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Partner: 
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)