Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/84545
Authors: 
Hudson, Heidi
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
DIIS Working Paper 2006:37
Abstract: 
Empirical evidence shows that while both women’s near absence at the formal level as peace negotiators and political decision-makers and their informal peacebuilding contributions at the grassroots level have been routinely recognised, it remains difficult to translate gender awareness into workable plans for implementation. The paper argues for a hybrid position between cultural relativism and ‘one size fits all’ solutions. Four areas of attention are highlighted, namely women’s ambivalent roles in peace and conflict, the challenges of a truly inclusive post-conflict transformation process, the need for an organised women’s movement, and connecting the international legislative framework with the national context.
ISBN: 
8776051846
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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