Gender, Conflict, and Building Sustainable Peace: Recent Lessons from Latin America


Moser, Caroline O. N., and Fiona C. Clark. 2001. “Gender, Conflict, and Building Sustainable Peace: Recent Lessons from Latin America.” Gender & Development 9 (3): 29–39.

Authors: Caroline O. N. Moser, Fiona C. Clark


Latin American experiences of conflict and building sustainable peace have tended to show a clear neglect of a gender analysis of the impacts of conflict and the peace negotiations that end it, much to the detriment of many women and men affected by and involved in the civil conflicts that have ravaged the region during the last thirty years. What do Colombian women and men have to learn from these experiences? In May 2000, a workshop entitled 'Latin American Experiences of Gender, Conflict, and Building Sustainable Peace' was held in Bogota, Colombia with representatives from several Latin American countries. This paper briefly highlights some of the issues raised at the workshop and aims to provide lessons and recommendations for others working in the fields of conflict analysis and resolution, humanitarian assistance, and interventions for peace and development.

Keywords: sustainable peace, gender analysis, Colombia, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian intervention

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Gender Analysis, Humanitarian Assistance, Peacebuilding, Peace Processes Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Colombia

Year: 2001

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