This are some key points on women, their rights, and efforts to prevent and resolve conflict written for the UNHQ Group of Friends of WPS. It was drafted by Louise Allen, NGOWG on WPS, and Sarah Taylor, IPI.
Research increasingly shows that peace processes that are inclusive of women—crucially, where it is more than token—tend to result in more durable and sustainable peace. Research also indicates that the strong influence of women in negotiation processes positively correlates with a greater likelihood of agreements being implemented. There are thus clear benefits to including women in the process of negotiating peace.
This piece outlines the more practical nuances to implementing women’s meaningful participation in the peacebuilding process, it gives key points to Member States detailing key recommendations.
Please find the complete document in the below PDF.