5 tips for gender-sensitive online consultations

5 tips for gender-sensitive online consultations

This helpsheet aims to support peacebuilding organisations, practitioners and networks to design online consultations in a way that mitigates some key gender and inclusivity challenges that are unique to the online world.

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically impacted peacebuilding approaches and accelerated the shift towards digital consultation.

In many situations, face-to-face has been replaced by online engagement. While this has clearly enabled vital work to continue during the pandemic, it is less clear how this will impact gender and inclusion in peacebuilding consultation.

As consultation moves online, it is critical that all women, girls, men and boys in conflict-affected contexts maintain their opportunity to meaningfully participate in decision-making processes that impact their lives.

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Peace Research Partnership

This helpsheet was produced as part of the Peace Research Partnership (PRP), a process of participatory research with partners and communities in conflict-affected areas around the world. The aim of PRP was to generate and share knowledge about how international actors, like INGOs and donors, can best support peaceful and inclusive change in conflict contexts. The research partnership was funded by the UK government. However, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.