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Accord Insight: Women building peace

Mar 2013
This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The publication documents women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences.

Foreword

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
Zahbia Yousuf and David Newton provide a foreword to the publication, introducing the new Accord Insight paper and elaborating on the structure and rationale of the publication.

Accord Insight: Women building peace

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
The wealth of women's peacebuilding practice documented in the Accord series sheds light on what women peacebuilders have done to overcome conflict. The case studies of this Accord Insight focus on specific contexts, yet also provide three general insights for peacebuilding practitioners and policymakers: women's efforts can broaden the scope of peacebuilding; overcoming challenges to political participation is vital; understanding gender relations is key to building sustainable peace.

Expert Analysis

Expert Analysis - From the forefront of peace and reconciliation: testimonies from women building peace
Mar 2013
An expert analysis from gender specialists Judith Gardner and Judy El-Bushra highlights common themes and experiences from the Accord case studies and situates these in the context of current policy on women, peace and security.

Case study: Papua New Guinea

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
As part of a set of case studies shedding light on the role of women in peacebuilding, Lorraine Garasu's article is taken from Accord issue 12 (2002), focusing on Papua New Guinea/Bougainville.

Key texts and further reading

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
A list of selected Key Texts, Further Reading and Key Websites for reference.

Weaving consensus: The Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process

Sep 2002

The peace agreement signed in 2001 on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG), ended the most violent conflict in the South Pacific since World War II. Weaving consensus: the Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process (Accord issue 12, 2002) outlines an extraordinary array of creative initiatives and interventions that succeeded not only in ending the organised violence but brought together Bougainvillean society within a national framework. The process defined a negotiated settlement acceptable to all.

The role of women in promoting peace and reconciliation

Weaving consensus: The Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process
Sep 2002
Accord Papua New Guinea: Role of women in promoting peace and reconciliation
The article looks at how the conflict impacted on women’s lives and how women’s groups helped sustain pressure for peace through marches, vigils, petitions and mass meetings and conferences, even though formal participation in the peace process was limited.

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