'Securing' Peace: Women and Security Arrangements in Peace Processes

Jan Pospisil, Christine Bell

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review


This brief focuses on the relevance of security arrangements in peace processes to women. Security provisions in peace agreements tend to focus on security in relation to armed actors that are primarily men, and often fail to take into account women’s experiences of insecurity during conflict, and the security needs they expect and require the peace process to deliver. The brief therefore highlights the particular security challenges for women at all stages of peace negotiations and peace processes.

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherUnited Nations
Commissioning bodyUN Women
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018


  • gender
  • inclusion
  • peace processes
  • peace negotiations
  • peace agreements


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