Sustaining Peace in Practice: Building on What Works


Mechoulan, Delphine, Youssef Mahmoud, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, and Jimena Leiva Roesch. 2018. Sustaining Peace in Practice: Building on What Works. International Peace Institute, 13-6. 

Authors: Delphine Mechoulan, Youssef Mahmoud, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Jimena Leiva Roesch

Keywords: gender equality, women's rights, peacetime, sustainable development, peacemaking, civil wars, gender discrimination


"To illustrate the preventive potential of the SDGs, this chapter focuses on Target 5.5, which aims to “ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life.” It does not cover the other relevant targets or goals mentioned above. The evidence below, with contributions from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), explores the transformative effects of women’s participation" (Mechoulan et al 2018, 13-14).


Topics: Conflict Prevention, Development, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Peacebuilding, Political Participation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Year: 2018

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