Local Peace Processes: Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Engagement

Citation: Wise, L., Forster, R. & Bell, C. (2019). (PA-X Report, Spotlight Series). Local Peace Processes: Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Engagement. Edinburgh: Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh.

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This Spotlight addresses the questions:

When and how do local peace processes and agreements address conflict? What are the opportunities and challenges for women and gender-equality advocates seeking to meaningfully engage with local peace processes?


The PA-X Spotlight Series addresses questions regarding comparative peace processes, asked by those seeking to influence peace and transition processes to be more inclusive. Each Spotlight provides brief comparative material regarding a key issue, sometimes with reference to the specific context from which the question originated, and sometimes framed more generally. This Gender Series deals with questions posed by a range of actors in the MENA region, with reference to women’s meaningful participation as well as gender-sensitive and responsive approaches.


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