PeaceFem is a mobile phone app that illustrates women’s inclusion in peace processes around the world. PeaceFem highlights strategies women’s rights advocates have used to influence peace agreements, information about enabling and constraining factors that shaped the space for influence, and gender provisions in the peace agreements that resulted and information as to how well they were implemented.
A contribution to the growing field of PeaceTech, which uses technology to support peacebuilding, including peace mediation, PeaceFem brings together data on women and peacemaking in one easy-to-use app in English and Arabic. Designed for use by women’s rights advocates, mediation and negotiation teams, as well as other actors working in peace and security, the app contains strategies for influencing peace processes, as well as the resulting gender-sensitive provisions in peace agreements and data on their implementation. Launched in July 20202, the app is now in use in sixty countries around the globe.
The app draws on PA-X peace agreement data from the University of Edinburgh, and 30 case studies developed by InclusivePeace and Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre. Read a feature on PeaceFem by InclusivePeace.
A recording of the launch event is now available:
- Small size (50MB on iPhone) doesn’t take up much space on mobile phones
- Content is easily accessible and available offline, so the app can be used in areas with little or no internet connectivity.
- Search by region, country/entity, peace process, provision category, and strategy category
The PeaceFem team encourages users to submit feedback on the app to enable improvements and future updates. Please email email@example.com with your comments.
How to Use
Watch a 60-second tutorial on how to use PeaceFem or see further our User Guide for a more detailed instruction with screenshots.