International actors involved in peace processes and peacebuilding – such as third-party mediators, representatives of UN agencies, regional organisations or international NGOs – are increasingly seeking to encourage inclusive political settlements. Our panel aims to look critically at how these actors influence processes of inclusion, and the impact of these efforts in specific contexts. Different international actors promote diverse forms of inclusion, from the inclusion of armed groups into power-sharing institutions, to establishing spaces for women, minorities, or vulnerable groups to shape governmental agendas.
PSRP Researchers Dr Catherine O’Rourke and Dr Aisling Swaine will speak on the role of women in peace processes at seminar ‘Women Rising’. the final event in the 1916 centenary year celebrations in Washington DC at the Irish Embassy.