Gender in peacebuilding

Taking stock

This report reflects the findings of the preparatory stage of a three-year research project exploring the role of gender in peacebuilding.

The report is the outcome of the two main activities undertaken in the preparatory phase:

  • the first a review of current literature relevant to the roles of men and women, and of gender relations, in violent conflict and peacebuilding; and
  • the second a series of workshops in Burundi and Nepal which explored how practitioners, government representatives and donors viewed the issues.

The report summarises the findings of these two activities, and presents tentative conclusions that will be further explored in later phases of the research.