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Women's role in peace processes: A comparative study of women's participation in the peace processes in Africa and Western Asia

04.07.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

With the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 the role women play for peace and security was affirmed. Since the implementation of the resolution, almost two decades ago, more than 400 peace agreements have been signed. This study, thus, explores if the implementation of the resolution has created a larger acknowledgement of women in the peace agreements and to see if women are limited to and by the roles they are assigned to in the peace agreements in their peace work. The study is based on a comparative case study that examines five cases where women’s role in peacebuilding were mentioned more extensively. The findings shows that women engage in all types of peacebuilding work and even though women suffer and are victims of war they are also agents of change and when they are limited by the gender roles that exist, they use what agency they have within the frame of their roles as women to implement change.


  • Type of publication : Thesis
  • Author : Linda Olofsson
  • Publishing house : Linnaeus University
  • Publication date : 2018
  • Number of pages : 45
  • Language : English


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