Did You Know…

   •    November 4, 2015

philippines peace agreement signing

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, front left, chairperson of Philippine Government Peace Panel, and Mohagher Iqbal, front right, chief negotiator for the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), seal a deal to end four decades of fighting. (Photo: Lai Seng Sin/AP)

Traditional approaches to ending war are falling short. Too many countries secure peace only to swiftly relapse into violence. Fortunately, a range of recent research proves that inclusive approaches can change all that.

Did you know?

  • When women’s groups exert a strong influence over a peace process, an agreement is almost always reached.
  • With only a five percent increase in women’s parliamentary representation, a country becomes five times less likely to use violence when faced with an international crisis.
  • Peace agreements are 35 percent more likely to last at least 15 years if women participate in their creation.

In our newest publication, “Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies,” we’ve assembled the most robust evidence for how women’s inclusion helps prevent conflict, create peace, and sustain security after war ends.

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