Gaining Ground: Women and Territorial Power-Sharing in Peace Processes

Authors: Laura Wise and Christine Bell

This brief presents the different forms of territorial power-sharing that arise in peace agreements, and the potential opportunities and risks for women’s inclusion that these can entail. It proposes critical questions that women could ask of peace processes if territorial power-sharing is likely to be negotiated, and highlights strategies and tactics that women and allies have used in conflict-affected contexts to navigate inclusion issues.

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