Women, Peace & Security
Because women & girls experience conflict very differently from men, gender dynamics play a key role in violent conflicts & these are important considerations for peacebuilding efforts to ensure equal protection. Women must be included & empowered to inform & enhance peace processes & improve society for all genders. This Thematic Action Area is a collection of discussions, resources, events & more that provide knowledge & coordination opportunities around women, peace & security.
Frequently Asked Questions
Women, Peace & Security (WPS) made it onto the United Nations Security Council’s agenda in 2000 with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325. The resolution recognized women’s leadership to achieve international peace & security across its four pillars of prevention, participation, protection, and peacebuilding & recovery.
Peacebuilding is a broad range of measures implemented in the context of emerging, current, or post-conflict situations & which are explicitly guided & motivated by a primary commitment to the prevention of violent conflict & the promotion of a lasting & sustainable peace (Search for Common Ground).
There is strong evidence that “women’s participation in peace & security processes is core to their operational effectiveness—by strengthening the protection efforts of peacekeepers, improving prevention of radicalization & accelerating economic recovery. Women’s meaningful participation also helps the conclusion & implementation of more sustainable peace agreements” (UN Women).
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For a collection of WPS resources, please visit our Resource Library.
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Evaluation Finale du projet renforcement de la résilience communautaire à la désinformation dans les régions du nord et du centre du MaliResource
Theme: Conflict Sensitivity & Integration, Evaluation & Learning, Mediation, Peace & Security, Peace Impact Framework, Protection & Inclusion, Technology for Good: Digital Peacebuilding, Unarmed Civilian Protection, Women, Peace & Security, Youth, Peace & Security
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Are you a practitioner in a conflict-affected setting looking to measure the impact of your peacebuilding work? Do you want to incorporate the lived experiences and perspectives of communities into your monitoring and evaluation processes?...
Please join the Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) Global Consortium for a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET that will share findings from our Learning Agenda. WAGE programs...