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07/02/2015

Breaking the Inertia: Women's Role in Mediation and Peace Processes in Africa

Auteur : Millennia2025

Source : Kofi Annan International PeaceKeeping Traning Center

 

 Kofi Annan International PeaceKeeping Training Centre

Breaking the Inertia: Women's Role in Mediation and Peace Processes in Africa 

 

Lydia Mawuenya Amedzrator

 

Abstract

 

Women play various traditional roles (caring for the wounded, performing domestic chores) and non-traditional roles (combatants, activists, perpetrators and advocates) during conflict situations.

 

Mediation and peace processes are perceived as a male-dominated enterprise. This is because men are often credited with competencies and tendencies that ‘qualify' them for such roles while women are virtually perceived as the only vulnerable group in war situations. The responsibilities of participation in peace processes may be tough for both men and women but cannot be used as a pretext for excluding capable women. So what is this rigidity towards the ‘inclusion' of women in mediation and peace processes? This essay argues that there are particular challenges such as discriminatory attitudes to women's participation in peace processes and violence against women which inhibit women's efforts to attain equitable status at the peace table.

 

=> Direct link to the 25 pages report:

 http://www.kaiptc.org/Publications/Occasional-Papers/Documents/Lydia-KAIPTC-Occasional-Paper-2014.aspx

 

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