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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 year for peace in Colombia?

I hate turbulence during flights. My palms start sweating, my heart is pounding, and no matter how much I remind myself that it’s ok, I still can’t shake the feeling off. That's exactly how I feel now about the peace process in Colombia. It’s turbulent times. The peace negotiation between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will soon be reaching the deadline of 23 March 2016 that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos had announced a few months back.

Reality check

The aim of this paper is to explore some of the gender dimensions of multinational companies’ operations in fragile and conflict-affected areas by highlighting several issues across the extractive and agroindustry on a thematic level.

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