Five Strategies for Increasing Women’s Influence in Constitution Making
By Nanako Tamaru
Women’s participation in peace and security processes is vital for lasting peace. This message has been echoed again and again by the international community and expressed through UN Security Council Resolutions, the Sustainable Development Goals, and countless other declarations and strategic plans. Yet, despite this global consensus, women have remained marginalized in most peace and transition processes to date and constitution-building processes are no exception. Among the 75 countries that undertook constitution reform in the wake of conflict or unrest between 1990 and 2015, women made up only one in five constitution drafters.
Want to share our posts? Great! Read our use policy here.