Accord Insight: Women building peace
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As part of a set of case studies shedding light on the role of women in peacebuilding, Kate Fearon's article is taken from Accord issue 13 (2002), focusing on public participation in peace processes.

The NIWC's involvement in the negotiations not only facilitated and promoted women's participation, it also demonstrated the possibility that civil society can participate in and influence formal political negotiations. It revealed that politics is not necessarily the exclusive preserve of customary politicians; groups other than those advocating exclusively a nationalist or exclusively a unionist perspective also have a place at the decision-making table.

Kate Fearon