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In Latin America we work with companies, governments and civil society to strengthen the capacities for peacebuilding through the integration of conflict-sensitivity and human rights in policies, standards and practices.

The importance of new approaches to gender in peacebuilding

A broader understanding of gender and the different needs of women, men and gender or sexual minorities is essential to peacebuilding, according to new findings by International Alert, presented in a series of reports entitled Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding.

Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding


Understanding the relationship between gender and power dynamics and identities, as well as the different needs and vulnerabilities of girls and women, boys and men, but also of sexual and gender minorities, is essential to peacebuilding.

Based on a three-year research project focusing on Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda, this animation examines what this can mean in practice in terms of access to justice, addressing different forms of violence, economic recovery, and inter-generational conflict.

What do we mean by gender?

Read the report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding, hereInternational Alert’s new report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding, calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays


mining and oil companies in Colombia and Peru are now better able to respect human rights and not exacerbate existing tensions.