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The way we negotiate peace and build security isn’t working—it’s costly, ineffective, and doesn’t last. But when women are included at the negotiating table, peace is 35 percent more likely to endure. Why? What difference do women make?
This resource library contains videos and talking points that illuminate the answers to that question. Drawing on the voices of women peacebuilders themselves, these tools demonstrate how women change peace processes and improve outcomes.
These tools are drawn from our Advocacy for Inclusive Security Curriculum, which includes guidance on how to facilitate a group conversation about women’s inclusion.
Women bridge ethnic, religious, and political divides
Women use alternative leadership styles
Women are an untapped resource
Women have access because they’re viewed as less threatening
Women have their fingers on the pulse
Women draw from different experiences
Women recognize early warning signals
Women are personally invested in stopping conflict
Women broaden societal participation by including marginalized groups
Women increase operational effectiveness of security forces
Women counter violent extremism
Our training resources integrate content modules about peace and security with skills modules that equip advocates to advance a concrete agenda for change.