Women building peace: Sharing know-how

This report aims to synthesise the findings to date of International Alert’s Women Building Peace: Sharing Know-how Project. It makes use of a varied set of project activities (including conferences, key-informant interviews, documentation from partner organisations, and the deliberations of the Sharing Know-how Workshop held in Oxford in November 2002) as well as a range of sources drawn from literature on the emerging theme of women and peacebuilding.

The report makes a plea for further work to be undertaken, by International Alert and by others, to consolidate the lessons learned in this project by encouraging documentation and the establishment of coordinated databases, by increasing networking and sharing of experiences between women’s peace organisations, and to develop monitoring frameworks and indicators that can concretely describe, measure and support women’s achievements.