What Happens When Women Are Included in Peace Processes?
Women are often forgotten or excluded from decision-making spaces. Yet when they are present, it does make a difference. The proof is in the data.
In times of peace and in times of war, there is no equality when it comes to security and safety. At least 1 out of every 3 women experiences gender-based violence (GBV) during their lifetime. Whenever a violent conflict breaks out, inequalities are exacerbated: more than 70% of women experience GBV during a crisis.
Despite being the most affected by wars, women are often forgotten or excluded from decision-making spaces. In conflict resolution and mediation talks, their absence tends to go unnoticed. Yet when they are present, it does make a difference.
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