Following the UN Security Council’s 2022 Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, GAPS, as part of LEAP4Peace Consortium, has published a summary report titled Pillars for Peace. This summary report follows a report of the same title that was published last year and highlights the common themes, barriers and recommendations drawn from case studies in that report which explored women’s political participation in peacebuilding and peace processes in seven countries – Burundi, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Myanmar and Uganda.
The paper drew on the wide range of experiences of women working on peacebuilding and meaningful participation in peace processes and democracy. It examined the varied roles of women politicians, women activists, women’s rights organisations and women-led civil society organisations in peacebuilding and in implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security. The summary report highlights the successes, challenges and recommendations for civil society, political parties, national governments and the global community to ensure that women can be represented and contribute to local, national and international peace efforts.
The LEAP4Peace Consortium is a five-year project run by a consortium consisting of the Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP), the Gender Equality Network Myanmar (GEN), Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD).
LEAP4Peace and this report summary is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.