Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes


This brief sets out the various contexts in which different forms of political power-sharing are established in peace agreements. It indicates the challenges for women but also for other groups who are not at the centre of conflict, who may be useful allies in any struggle for greater inclusion.

This brief is part of a Gender Briefing Series to support women’s meaningful participation and the integration of gender perspectives in peace processes that aim to end violent intrastate conflict. It was funded with generous support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

This report is part of a PSRP series on inclusive peace processes for UN Women. Visit UN Women for more information.