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Peace Processes - Guide to Including Women

This is to share with you a manual that focuses on the participation of
women organisations acting for peace in conflict affected regions.

The manual gives practical guidance to third parties, such as donors,
diplomatic delegations, mediators and other intermediaries aiming at
supporting sustainable peace processes. The recommendations apply to both
national and international stakeholders in peace processes. The manual may
also be used as a tool for women's organisations advocating women's
participation in peace processes.

The effectiveness of systematically including women's civil society groups
in decision-making in peace processes as a whole tends to be undervalued
judging from the very limited participation of women achieved so far in the
shaping of peace processes. This marginalisation is still evident even when
peace and rebuilding negotiations are supported, facilitated and mediated by
international third parties that are positive to democracy, gender equality
and women's rights.
This guide attempts to address this weakness by presenting concrete tools
for third parties who are serious about including women's organisations in
peace processes.

Kvinna till Kvinna brings two decades of experience-based knowledge of
supporting more than a hundred women's organisations in conflict regions. It
would appear that civil society women's work for peace and security is still
largely an untapped resource in the political decision-making of peace
processes.

Take a look,

Direct Link to Full 24-Page Manual in English:

http://www.kvinnatillkvinna.se/sites/default/files/Make%20Room%20for%20P...

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