Toward Inclusive Peace: Mapping Gender Provisions of Peace Agreements - Monash Gender Peace and Security Centre

<p>The goal of the project is to understand the role that gender provisions in peace agreements play in shaping women’s participation in conflict-affected sites.</p><p>The project investigates how peace agreements can advance women’s rights and participation after conflict and during political transitions. Women’s participation in peace processes increases the likelihood of a successful peace agreement, but does it consolidate peace and lead to greater participation by women in the governance of the country?</p><p>We examine the relationship between women’s presence in the processes of peacemaking, the inclusion of women’s rights and gender provisions in peace agreements, and the outcomes for women’s participation in post-conflict governance of countries with successful peace agreements.</p><p>To investigate these questions, we examine 55 countries, 110 peace agreements, and conduct detailed research, including fieldwork, in 20 countries across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East: Afghanistan, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine and Yemen.</p><p>Post-conflict and political transitions are major opportunities to advance women’s rights and participation: this project investigates how those opportunities can be harnessed and supported in implementation of peace agreements.</p>