Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: A Thousand Dialogues

Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: A Thousand Dialogues

by Rawwida Baksh-Sodeen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0850927544

ISBN-13: 9780850927542

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

Women and young people are often viewed as victims of conflict rather than decision-makers and actors in peace agreements, in conflict resolution and post-violence reconstruction initiatives. Containing contributions by Olara Otunnu, UN Under Secretary General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and Kadi Sesay, Sierra Leone Minister of Trade

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Women and young people are often viewed as victims of conflict rather than decision-makers and actors in peace agreements, in conflict resolution and post-violence reconstruction initiatives. Containing contributions by Olara Otunnu, UN Under Secretary General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and Kadi Sesay, Sierra Leone Minister of Trade, and drawing from the presentations at the Commonwealth Gender, Youth and Conflict Transformation Workshop held in 2002, this collection provides a forum for women, men and young people, to analyze and discuss strategies for conflict transformation in the Commonwealth in the following areas:

* Human rights violations
* The peace table and peace agreements
* International Criminal Tribunals, and Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
* Post-violence reconstruction
* Education for development and sustainable peace
* Increased representation of women and young people in political decision-making

In promoting an approach to conflict transformation that is multi-faceted, and that includes gender and youth, political, human rights and development perspectives, this book will contribute to building the capacity of Commonwealth countries to seek long-term solutions to violent conflict that address the structural causes, and involve the whole society including women and young people, whose participation is essential for achieving sustainable peace.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850927542
Publisher:
Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
New Gender Mainstreaming in Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Gender and conflict transformation in the commonwealth3
2Applying a gender lens to armed conflict, violence and conflict transformation14
3Achieving gender equality and equity in peace processes34
4Progress in gender mainstreaming in peace support operations56
5Gender mainstreaming in post-conflict reconstruction82
6Creating an international law of peace99
7Bangladesh : women and minorities in conflict resolution107
8Cyprus : peace is too precious to be left to men alone117
9India : legacies of dispute132
10Jamaica : the search for survival and respect in the hostile world of the inner city145
11The Pacific : gender issues in conflict and peacemaking155
12Papua New Guinea : women in armed conflict160
13The Mano River union sub-region : the role of women in building peace171
14Sierra Leone : women in conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction181
15Sri Lanka : mother politics and women's politics191
AppExtract from the commonwealth plan of action for gender equality 2005-2015 on gender, democracy, peace and conflict

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