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.


Twenty years of implementing UNSCR 1325 and the women, peace and security agenda

This paper offers insights into some of the challenges to, and opportunities for, ensuring the effective implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

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Why COVID-19 is a call to action for gender equality and peace

Gender is key to ensuring responses to COVID-19 tackle the crisis and build long-term peace.


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Elizabeth Laruni

Peacebuilding Adviser – Gender

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Gloriosa Bazigaga

Senior Adviser, Great Lakes

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Henry Tyokua Akya

Project Manager - Programme on Women, Peace and Security, Nigeria

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Nant Mu Say Khaleim

Programme Officer – Gender, Myanmar

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Ndeye Sow

Head of Gender and Peacebuilding