Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation

Building Sustainable Peace

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Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation

Series Title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2005
Size: 250mm x 190mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-754-2
Pages: 232

In the Commonwealth, as globally, armed conflict has moved into the village, the community, the street and the home, resulting in a gendered distribution of suffering among women and girls, and men and boys. What is less well known, however, is that women have been making significant contributions to peace processes and rebuilding their societies in all phases of conflict.

This book argues that gender equality needs to be placed on the policy programme of the entire spectrum of peace and conflict-related initiatives and activities in order to achieve conflict transformation. These include conflict prevention and early warning mechanisms; peace negotiations and agreements; peacekeeping, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration; truth and reconciliation commissions; post-conflict reconstruction; and peace building and peace education.

As one of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s publications on gender mainstreaming in key development issues, this book will be of interest to those working to achieve gender equality, peace, democracy and sustainable development, particularly in situations of armed and other forms of conflict.

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Part 1. Gender, Peace and Conflict: Setting the Context

1. Gender and Conflict Transformation in the Commonwealth
2. Applying a Gender Lens to Armed Conflict, Violence and Conflict Transformation
3. Achieving Gender Equality and Equity in Peace Processes
4. Progress in Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Support Operations
5. Gender Mainstreaming in Post-conflict Reconstruction
6. Creating an International Law of Peace  

Part 2. National and Regional Experiences

7. Bangladesh: Women and Minorities in Conflict Resolution
8. Cyprus: Peace is too Precious to be Left to Men Alone
9. India: Legacies of Dispute
10. Jamaica: The Search for Survival and Respect in the Hostile World of the Inner City
11. The Pacific: Gender Issues in Conflict and Peacemaking
12. Papua New Guinea: Women in Armed Conflict
13. The Mano River Union Sub-region: The Role of Women in Building Peace
14. Sierra Leone: Women in Conflict Resolution and Post-conflict Reconstruction
15. Sri Lanka: Mother Politics and Women’s Politics  

List of Contributors