Assessing Gender Perspectives in Peace Processes with Application to the Cases of Colombia and Mindanao

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Cóbar, José Alvarado, Emma Bjertén-Günther, and Yeonju Jung. 2018. Assessing Gender Perspectives in Peace Processes with Application to the Cases of Colombia and Mindanao. 2018/6. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. 

Authors: José Alvarado Cóbar, Emma Bjertén-Günther, Yeonju Jung

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Summary:
In order to make peace processes more inclusive, increased participation by women and other excluded groups has been emphasised for decades, as well as the need to adopt a gender perspective within peace processes. However, the discussion has tended to focus on counting women and treating women’s participation as synonymous with a gender perspective. Defining what a gender perspective is and how it could be applied throughout a peace process has remained largely unexplored.  This paper seeks to address these lacunae by drawing on current frameworks, proposing a definition of a gender perspective in peace processes and introducing a way of operationalizing this definition. The suggested indicators are used to assess two recent peace processes: the Colombian peace process and the Mindanao peace process in the Philippines. This assessment provides a practical application of the conceptual framework and raises new questions about how the concept can be further measured and assessed.

Topics: Gender, Women, Post-Conflict, Peace Processes Regions: Americas, South America, Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Colombia, Philippines

Year: 2018

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