Saturday, July 5, 2014

Obstacles to women’s access and participation un peace negotiations




• Women often have no direct access to the mediator or the official mediation and negotiation teams and there is no official, standardised mechanism for accessing information about the peace process and for developing women’s interests.
• Patriarchal socio-cultural stereotypes of women as victims and uncritical advocates for peace, combined with a strict division of labour in the public and private spheres, prevent women from entering official peace
processes.
• There is high level of insecurity and personal threat for women participating in official peace negotiations.
• There hasbeen lackof political will in international, regional and national organisations and mediation teams to promote and include women as local, informal mediators and as capacities for peace




PROMOTING WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS & PEACE PROCESSES

http://eeas.europa.eu/special-features/working-with-women/docs/2014-05-08_toolkit_promoting-womens-participation-peace-neg_en.pdf

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