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Gender in peacebuilding

This research project aims to deepen and broaden our understanding of the role of gender in peacebuilding from a 'relational' perspective, addressing the links between gender and social relations.

Gender equality, including equal political participation for women and men, are important markers of inclusive peacebuilding and therefore sustainable peace. Focusing on Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda, our research examines issues related to access to justice, economic recovery, inter-generational conflict and continuums of violence, and how these interrelate to peacebuilding and gender.

Through this work, we hope to ensure international peacebuilding policies and practices contribute to non-violent and equitable gender relations within societies and take into account the diverse security needs of all women, men, girls and boys.


VIDEO: Rethinking gender in peacebuilding

Understanding the relationship between gender and power dynamics and identities, as well as the different needs and vulnerabilities, is essential to peacebuilding. 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.

Rethinking gender in peacebuilding

This report calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays in peacebuilding. It is part of a three-year research project aimed at deepening and expanding understanding on the topic and is based on field research in Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda.