Gender, sexual violence and peacebuilding – women’s participation in peace processes

From 10-13 June 2014, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the ExCel Centre in London. As part of the summit, Conciliation Resources is organising two free, open events.

Keynote Address - Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Jun 2014
Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies
On 24 April 2014, Conciliation Resources' partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, spoke at an event organised by the President of the UN’s General Assembly. She addressed the need to include gender, violence and peace in the UN’s post-2015 development framework. This is a transcript of her address.

Indigenous women’s inclusion in the Colombia peace process: conversation with the National Coordination of Indigenous Women in Colombia (CONAMIC)

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 
Members of the National Coordination of Indigenous Women in Colombia (CONAMIC) describe how indigenous people have been disproportionately affected by the armed conflict and remain vulnerable to violence today.

Colombian diaspora in the peace process

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 
Helga Flamtermesky, Dorys Ardila and Javier Charry explore the challenges of promoting participation for Colombian citizens living abroad.

Negotiating inclusive peace in Colombia

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 
Introducing the Colombia study in this publication, Herbolzheimer provides a succinct summary of the peace process, explaining how it has developed new mechanisms for participation.

Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding in Colombia

The final peace agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaries de Colombia (FARC) includes explicit measures for the inclusion and recognition of LGBT people. We spoke to Diana Garcia Salamanca about the important role of gender and sexual minority groups and individuals in the negotiation of the agreement, as well as the challenges which remain for LGBT peacebuilders.

Inclusion in peace processes

There is a broad global consensus that inclusion matters in peace processes. The 2018 UN and World Bank report, Pathways for Peace, asserts that ‘addressing inequalities and exclusion’ and ‘making institutions more inclusive’ are key to preventing violent conflict.

Accord - Navigating inclusion in peace processes

Mar 2019
Cover shot of Accord 28 navigating inclusion in peace processes
There is a broad global consensus that inclusion matters in peace processes. The 2018 UN and World Bank report, Pathways for Peace, asserts that ‘addressing inequalities and exclusion’ and ‘making institutions more inclusive’ are key to preventing violent conflict. The challenges now are to strengthen that consensus and to better understand what inclusion in peace processes means in practice. Effective peace processes do not mean including all of the people all of the time but making informed decisions about who should be included in what and how.

Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding

Jul 2018
Cover image of Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding report
Drawing on case studies from Colombia and Nigeria, this report explores the barriers to, and benefits of, meaningful participation of gender and sexual minorities in peace processes. It looks at how their participation can be supported, and what their experiences tell us about inclusion in peace processes more broadly.