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Women's Representation in Major Peace Processes.⁠

✦ Women's Representation in Major Peace Processes.⁠

Women remain under-represented and unrecognized for their efforts and successes in peace and political processes at all levels (between 1990 and 2017). ⁠

✔︎ 2 % Mediators⁠

✔︎ 5 % Witnesses & signatories⁠

✔︎ 8 % Negotiators⁠

In many cases, women are still left on the sidelines when peace agreements⁠ are negotiated. There are few women facilitators and peace mediators, and⁠ few women at the negotiating table. Civil society has little access and influence, and there are still very few peace agreements that integrate the gender⁠ perspective and women’s rights in a satisfactory way⁠.⁠

Peace efforts in 2020 have similarly struggled to include women. For example, women represented only around 10 percent of negotiators in the Afghan talks, just 20 percent of negotiators in Libya’s political discussions, and 0 percent of negotiators in Libya’s military talks and Yemen’s recent process. One current peace process is led by a woman chief mediator (Stephanie Williams, acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya)—marking the first time in six years that a woman holds this role.

Pic by @Caroliveer⁠

Source Women, Peace and Security⁠

(2019 - 2022)The Norwegian Government’s ⁠


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