Conflict affects women, men, girls and boys in different ways, and gender inequality undermines the long-term prospects for peace and development.

We help improve relations between women and men at home and in their communities, strengthening their capacity to respond peacefully to problems when they arise, and to build a peaceful future for them and their societies.

We advocate for the integration of gender issues in peacebuilding and security processes around the world, and empower local communities to support the equal participation of all members of society.

Thanks to sustained dialogue with women’s organisations, gender became my first concern.
Leon Nimbona, Minister of Planning, Development and Cooperation, Burundi