Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective

I couldn’t have said it better: “Allowing men who plan wars to plan peace is a bad habit”. So who should be involved? Or put another way, whose voices should be represented when decisions are being made about peace and post-conflict reconstruction?

In our book Peace and Security: Implications for WomenElisabeth Porter and I argue that “as peace builders, survivors, victims, and in some cases, ex- combatants women have a big stake in this process.” Why? Rachel Mayanja, the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary‐General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, has the answer, “Women’s participation enriches the [peace] process, as women are likely to put gender issues on the agenda, set different priorities and possibly bridge the political divide more effectively”. A good example of this is the participation of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition (NIWC) in the Northern Ireland Forum for Political…

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