Introducing Gender in Conflict and Conflict Prevention: Conceptual and Policy Implications

Tuesday, December 14, 1999
United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW)

Within this new approach to origins of conflict and conflict prevention, the importance of integrating women and gender in conflict and peace themes has risen, particularly after the Fourth World Conference n Women (Beijing, 1995), which called for increased access of women to confict prevention and resolution and raised the consciousness of the international acedemic and policy-making community about women's role in peace activism and in creating coniditions of trust and confidence among conflicting parties. Resolution 1325 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council reaffirmed that a gender perspective in conflict and conflict prevention and resolution would include measures that supported women's peace initiatives and indigenous processes for conflict resolution.

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