Strategies for policy makers: bringing women into governments Strategies for bringing women into government

24 11 2009

URL: http://www.huntalternatives.org/download/1648_bringing_women_into_government_mar_09_final.pdf. Source: Hunt Alternatives Fund, 2009.

Involvement of women in peace processes brings skills, attributes, and perspectives to government processes. Post conflict governments that have involved women have tended to build governance systems which are stable and transparent. However, despite their documented contributions, women are often largely excluded from these processes. UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which mandates women’s full participation in peace building, is little known and consequently not fully implemented by policy makers.

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