Impact of women in peace processes

New research released by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security -GIWPS- “demonstrates that women can and do make important contributions to the attainment of peace”.

“Women across the globe continue to face significant cultural, institutional and structural barriers to meaningful political participation, and these barriers are even greater in countries mired in conflict...”

The report and symposium took place as the international community is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered one of the most progressive blueprints for advancing women’s rights.