Women Leading Peace

2015. Author: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS)

This study was conducted between 2013 and 2015 and provides an historical record of how women influenced peace processes in four distinct cases. In addition to providing a thorough literature review, this report draws upon extensive fieldwork in Northern Ireland, Guatemala, Kenya, and the Philippines. Rich and insightful interviews with women and men from civil society organizations, government institutions, rebel or opposition groups, and subject matter experts provide the basis for many of the findings in this report, which is a unique resource for those interested in learning about how women accessed formal peace processes in these four countries and how they shaped and influenced the progress of negotiations and the content of resulting peace agreements. A rigorous research methodology, combined with extensive mapping of stakeholders in each country, enabled the authors of this report to engage directly with dozens of women peacebuilders and to learn first-hand how they accomplished what they did, where their strategies and efforts fell short, and what they would advise others to do differently.

  • Kenya , Philippines
  • Africa , Asia Pacific , Europe and CIS , Americas
  • Women in Peacebuilding
  • Research/Lessons Learned
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