Diverse coalitions are important in peace processes, says PSRP Director Christine Bell

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    Tags : Gender Peace Agreements Peace Processes UNSCR1325 Women Peace and Security Agenda

PSRP Director, Christine Bell, shared her expertise on women’s participation in peace processes at a policy forum organised by the International Peace Institute, UN Women and the German Mission to the UN, in New York. The forum was one of a number of events held to mark the one year anniversary of global study on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

According to IPI’s report on the forum,

While all female delegations are important, Christine Bell, Professor, University of Edinburgh, said that diverse coalitions add a different kind of value. “Rainbow coalitions are powerful because different communities speak to different communities, and you’re building a broad-based consensus,” she said.

Panellists also discussed questions of gender and inclusion in relation to the ongoing peace processes in Colombia, Syria and Yemen.

Women Participation Essential in Peace Agreements – IPI report

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To read more about PSRP’s work on gender and political settlements, see our Gender research theme.


Photo: International Peace Institute


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