PSRP publishes new PA-X Spotlight Gender Series

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The Political Settlements Research Programme has launched a new PA-X Spotlight Gender Series of publications.

In the PA-X Spotlight Gender Series, commissioned by UN Women and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, PSRP Director Christine Bell and PSRP Researchers Laura Wise and Robert Forster explore the opportunities and challenges for supporting women’s meaningful inclusion in peace and transition processes, in contexts where peace and conflict play out at multiple levels, occasionally become stalled, and proceed in complex sequences that can both help and hinder the work of gender equality advocates.

All six titles in the series are now available to read online and download as open access PDFs. Arabic translations of each publication are forthcoming.

The aim of the series is to share comparative information and examples from peace processes since 1990 with experienced women peacebuilders and gender equality advocates. As the dynamics of peace and transition processes shift from high-level mediation and comprehensive agreements, we chose to address gender equality and inclusion in relation to issues such as stalled peace processes, ceasefire agreements, interim transitions, and processes that are more local than national in character, in order to reflect the changing nature of contemporary peace processes.

The PA-X Spotlight Gender Series is part of the PSRP’s project with UN Women, ‘Enhancing Women’s Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Contexts in the MENA Region’, which supports UN Women’s endeavours to contribute to building sustainable peace in the MENA region by strengthening women’s leadership and participation in high level peace and transition processes. This follows an earlier series of papers written by PSRP and produced by UN Women on inclusion and political power-sharing, territorial power-sharing, security arrangements, constitutions, and transitional justice, which you can read here.