Conflict-related Sexual Violence

  • 2020 | Author: United Nations

    Handbook for United Nations Field Missions on Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

    This Handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide to support the implementation of the CRSV mandate by United Nations Field Missions, including Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions. It serves both as a guidance for civilians, military and police personnel deployed to United Nations Field Missions and as a pre-deployment orientation tool for future Mission personnel.


  • 2012 | Author: United Nations (Department of Political Affairs)

    Guidance for Mediators: Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ceasefire and Peace Agreements

    The United Nations requires its mediators to address conflict-related sexual violence. This guidance offers mediators and their teams principles and strategies for including this critical peacebuilding and security concern in ceasefire and peace agreements.

  • 2011 | Author: United Nations Action Network

    Early Warning Indicators of Conflict-related Sexual Violence

    This matrix should be viewed as an illustrative, system-wide reference document, planning tool and inventory that can be adapted and integrated into existing and emerging early-warning and prevention systems at the local, national and regional level, on a case-by-case basis. It can inform the tools used for planning, reporting, information-collection and analysis within DPKO-led Peacekeeping Missions, DPA-led Special Political Missions, UN Country Teams, or at Headquarters-level.

  • 2011 | Author: United Nations Action Network

    Analytical and Conceptual Framing of Conflict-related Sexual Violence

    The aim is to define the scope of ‘conflict-related sexual violence’ primarily for the purpose of standardizing reporting through the new Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangements (MARA). Enhanced clarity will support the challenging task of collecting, classifying and analyzing information to provide the Security Council and other global bodies with data that is comparable across field situations and over time.

Women Peace and Security

  • 2017 | Author: United Nations

    Guidance on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Strategies

    This UN DPA guidance seeks to inform mediators and their teams, as well as conflict parties, about the principles and strategies for the effective inclusion of women, as well as a gendered perspective, in mediation processes. The guidance addresses mediation preparation, process design, and substantive issues including security arrangements, participation, constitutions, language and the implementation of peace agreements through a gender lens. Also available in Arabic, ChineseFrench, Russian and Spanish.

Gender and Mediation

  • 2015 | Author: Center for Security Studies ETH Zurich and swisspeace

    Gender in Mediation: An Exercise Handbook for Trainers

    This handbook was designed to assist negotiation and mediation trainers in making mediation trainings more gender-sensitive. By offering practical exercises to trainers, the handbook seeks to raise participants’ awareness of the role of gender in negotiation and mediation processes, and to stimulate discussions in training sessions. Exercises are classified according to the various broad topics often covered in mediation trainings: 1) actors and their conflict behaviors, 2) topics in mediation processes and peace agreements, and 3) process design including conflict analysis, phases, format, participation, etc.

  • 2012 | Author: C.Buchanan, A.Cooper, C.Griggers, L.Low, R.Manchanda, R.Peters and A.P.Prentice (HD Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue)

    From clause to effect: including women’s rights and gender in peace agreements

    This report examines six peace agreements from the Asia and Pacific region to identify how reference to women's rights and gender perspectives were included - or excluded - in those texts. The report focuses in particular on five recurring issues in peace processes - power sharing, security arrangements, access to justice, resource sharing, and the monitoring of agreements - and recommends alternative wording to improve the agreements' references to women's rights and gender perspectives.

  • 2011 | Author: C.Bell, C.O’Rourke (HD Center for Humanitarian Dialogue)

    UN Security Council 1325 and Peace Negotiations and Agreements

    UN Security Council Resolution 1325 provides for a range of measures aimed at the inclusion of women in the prevention, management and resolution of violent conflict. In particular, several of the resolution’s provisions addressed the role of women and gender in peace negotiations and agreements. Ten years on, it is possible to test the effect that SCR 1325 has had on peace agreement texts by analysing references to women and gender.

  • 2010 | Author: UNIFEM (part of UNWOMEN)

    Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations: Connections between Presence and Influence

    This paper reviews the modalities of engagement that have been used in various peace processes to enhance women’s participation or the availability of gender expertise. It summarizes women’s demands during peace negotiations as articulated in statements and declarations, assesses the gender-related content of peace agreements and offers recommendations for the way forward.

  • 2009 | Author: M.Page, T.Whitman, C.Anderson - Institute for Inclusive Security

    Bringing Women into Peace Negotiations - Strategies for Policymakers

    This guide provides concrete strategies to successfully bring women into peace negotiations. The guide consists of a set of best practices highlighting policies and programs proven to increase women’s participation, as well as stories from Guatemala, Darfur/Sudan, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka, that have shown these mechanisms better involve women in all stages of the peace-building process.

Women, Peace and Security

  • 2012 | Author: S.Naraghi Anderlini, V.Stanski (International Alert/Hunt Alternatives Fund)

    Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Reconstruction - A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action

    This toolkit outlines the components of peace building from conflict prevention to post-conflict reconstruction and highlights the role that women play in each phase. It is directed to women peace builders and the policy community.

  • 2010 | Author: K.DeRemer (Initiative for Quiet Diplomacy)

    SCR 1325 and Women's Participation: Operational Guidelines for Conflict Resolution and Peace Processes

    This publication aims to provide an easily accessible ‘how to’ reference, in the form of operational guidelines for key actors, to enhance the participation of women in conflict resolution and peace processes. It identifies areas of policy and practice, measures and activities to promote women’s involvement specifically in dialogue, mediation, peace processes and related activities for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. It also highlights examples of women’s representation and participation in specific situations, and seeks to identify what has worked and what has not. Options, challenges and policy-relevant recommendations are presented to inform good practice and maximize women’s meaningful involvement in the indicated areas.

  • 2010 | Author: UNIFEM (part of UNWOMEN)

    Guidance Note: Identifying Women’s Peace and Security Priorities: Building Voice and Influence

    This Guidance Note is intended to facilitate efforts to support women’s efforts to develop a context-specific agenda for gender-equal peace, security and recovery. Based on successful cases where women effectively opened the doors and managed to voice their concerns in peace negotiations and donor conferences, it addresses the challenge of enabling women to communicate effectively with decision-makers on peace and security: national leaders, national or international mediators in peace negotiations, participants on peace negotiation delegations, leaders of peacekeeping missions, post-conflict planners, public expenditure managers, organizers of donor conferences, international and national implementers of post-conflict recovery processes and the like.

Women's Political Participation

  • 2007 | Author: United Nations (Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Department of Field Support, Department of Political Affairs)

    Enhancing the Role of Women in Post-conflict Electoral Processes - DPKO/DFS-DPA Joint Guidelines

    The objective of these guidelines is to provide advice on measures that could be implemented in future electoral processes in post-conflict environments to increase the participation of women as voters, candidates, and electoral officials and to ensure that electoral processes have an equal impact on women and men.

  • 2005 | Author: United Nations (Department of Political Affairs)

    Women&Elections - Guide to Promoting the Participation of Women in Elections

    The handbook is intended to provide a reference guide to assist the United Nations, Governments and civil society working to promote greater participation of women in electoral processes in post-conflict countries. The United Nations’ support for electoral processes now plays a pivotal role in many peace-keeping and peace-building activities. Enhancing women’s participation in electoral processes in post-conflict countries is an integral part of these efforts.