Accessing political power: Women and political power - sharing in peace processes

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January 18, 2019

Accessing political power: Women and political power - sharing in peace processes

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This paper is part of a Gender Briefing Series to support women’s meaningful participation and the integration of gender perspectives in peace processes that aim to end violent intrastate conflict. The key target audience of these series of papers is women, gender equality advocates, and others engaged in peace processes, who wish to influence negotiations with a view to:

  • addressing 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.

This brief sets out the various contexts in which different forms of political power-sharing are established in peace agreements. It indicates the challenges for women but also for other groups who are not at the centre of conflict, who may be useful allies in any struggle for greater inclusion.

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Author: 
Christine Bell, Univeristy of Edinburgh
Publisher: 
UN Women
Publication year: 
2018
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Partner: 
UN Women