24 June 2008
Gender Sensitivity: Nicety or Necessity in Peace-Process Management?
This paper offers examples of how issues in peace processes can be treated in a gender-sensitive manner. The arguments in this paper are based principally on the practical experience of professionals involved in the management of peace processes in Aceh, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, the Middle East, Nepal, Northern Ireland, the Sudan/Darfur and Uganda, together with some secondary academic research and analysis. The paper explores what peace-process actors, including mediators, have done to make peace processes more sensitive to gender, what else might be done, and the benefits (and costs, if any) of such strategies.
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