The PeaceFem mobile app provides insights and strategies to support women’s inclusion in peacebuilding.
A Burmese translation of the app is now available for download, in addition to the Arabic, English, French, and Indonesian versions.
PeaceRep continues to expand the accessibility of PeaceFem with the launch of a Burmese version of the app.
The latest translation of the app supports PeaceRep’s goal to extend its reach and accessibility among women’s rights advocates in even more regions around the world. The app is now used in more than 60 countries.
This translation follows an update to the app in early 2023, which included translations into French and Indonesian, additional case studies, as well as technical improvements to aid in user experience.
What is PeaceFem?
The PeaceFem app brings together available data on women and peacemaking in one easy-to-use app in Arabic, English, French, Indonesian, and now Burmese. The app contains case studies on women’s involvement and gender perspectives in peace processes from around the world, including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Tunisia.
PeaceRep and our partners UN Women, Inclusive Peace, and the Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash University launched the PeaceFem mobile app in 2020. The app was created to meet the demand for tools and resources supporting women’s inclusion in peace processes. PeaceFem is designed to support women’s rights advocates, mediation teams, and other peace and security actors in influencing peace process negotiations by providing case studies on gender provisions in peace agreements, and strategies used to work for their inclusion.
PeaceFem is an important contribution to the growing field of PeaceTech, which uses data and technology to support peacebuilding. The app draws on case studies developed by Inclusive Peace and Monash University and 30 years of PA-X peace agreement data from the University of Edinburgh.
Women’s participation in peacebuilding
Women’s participation in peace negotiations contributes to durable peace. However, women are frequently excluded from participating, or face great personal risk in doing so. The recent Open Debate on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was informed by the Secretary-General’s annual report, which once again cited PeaceRep research to illustrate the slow progress in women’s participation and inclusion in peace processes.
Recent analysis demonstrates and reaffirms the need to prioritise women’s inclusion in peace processes. Using a suite of PeaceTech data tools, including PeaceFem, PeaceRep aims to support women’s participation in peacebuilding.
Read more about PeaceFem: explore key features, and access user guides and how-to videos.
PeaceFem is a collaboration between UN Women, Inclusive Peace, Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre, and PeaceRep: The Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform at the University of Edinburgh.