Guidance Material


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    March, 2017 | Author: United Nations DPA, now DPPA

    This UN DPA, now DPPA 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, inclusive process design, and substantive issues including security arrangements, participation, constitutions, as well as language and the implementation of peace agreements through a gender lens.



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

    January, 2012 | Author: United Nations DPA, now DPPA

    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.



  • United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation

    July, 2012 | Author: United Nations

    The Secretary-General developed the United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation in response to a request from the General Assembly (A/RES/65/283). The Guidance identifies a number of key fundamentals that should be considered in mediation processes: preparedness; consent; impartiality; inclusivity; national ownership; international law and normative frameworks; coherence; coordination and complementarity of the mediation effort; and quality peace agreements. The Guidance explains each fundamental, outlines some potential challenges and dilemmas facing mediators and offers some guidance.

    *The Department of Political Affairs is disseminating the document widely and welcomes, among other steps, its translation into languages other than the six official languages of the United Nations. Some Member States have already taken the initiative of translating the Guidance in Finnish, Slovene and in Turkish.

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    March, 2015 | Author: United Nations

    This document provides reference materials for the inclusion of gender-relevant provisions in peace agreements. It cites negotiation requirements set by the UN Security Council and then identifies relevant articles in existing agreements. Where required, brief comments are provided.



  • DPPA Framework for Gender Political-Conflict Analysis

    2019 | Author: United Nations

    Conflict analysis is a systematic study of the structures, stakeholders and dynamics of conflict to provide a better understanding of causes, triggers and forces promoting violent conflict or sustaining peace. It identifies critical actors and priorities to inform conflict resolution strategy and mediation process design. Ongoing conflict analysis and monitoring is also crucial to anticipate and prevent conflict, to strengthen a nation's resilience to conflict and to transform conflict dynamics, e.g. through support to key actors committed to non-violent conflict resolution. Gender perspectives should be applied throughout the analysis.



  • DPPA Framework for Gender Political-Conflict Analysis

    2019 | Author: United Nations

    The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs’ (DPPA) Women, Peace and Security Policy (hereafter the Policy) outlines the Department’s approach and commitment to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and eight subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security (WPS) as well as the gendered dimensions of the General Assembly’s resolutions on mediation and conflict prevention and the twin resolutions from the two entities on sustaining peace. The Policy seeks to ensure that gender relevant issues and perspectives are integrated into all the Department’s activities to promote inclusive conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding.


Resources

 

Websites

WPS Dashboard on UN Women's Data Hub

Publications

United Nations:

Bell, Christine (2018), Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes, New York: UN Women. Available in Arabic here. [28 pages]

Jamar, Astrid and Christine Bell (2018), Transitional Justice and Peace Negotiations with a Gender Lens, New York: UN Women. Available in Arabic here. [35 pages]

Paffenholz, Thania et al. (April 2016). Making Women Count - Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women’s Inclusion and Influence on Peace Negotiations, New York: UN Women and IPTI. [60 pages]

Pospisil, Jan and Christine Bell (2018), ‘Securing’ Peace: Women and Security Arrangements in Peace Processes, New York: UN Women. Available in Arabic here. [28 pages]

Suteu, Silvia and Christine Bell (2018), Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes, New York: UN Women. Available in Arabic here. [32 pages]

UN DPPA (2020), From Words to Action: The Experience of UN Political Missions in Colombia on Women, Peace, and Security, [50 pages]

UN DPPA (2020), Opening the Doors to Women's Meaningful Participation, New York: United Nations. [7 pages] Poster and Flipbook also available.

UN DPPA and UN Women (2020), COVID-19 and Conflict: Advancing Women's Meaningful Participation in Ceasefires and Peace Processes, New York: United Nations. Available in Arabic here. [9 pages]

UN Women (2018) Experts Group report on women’s meaningful participation in peace processes and gender-inclusive peace agreements, New York: UN Women. [72 pages]

UN Women and IPTI (2018), Examples of modalities to support women’s representation and influence in peace negotiations (Version 1: August), annexed to: UN Women (2018) Experts Group report on women’s meaningful participation in peace processes and gender-inclusive peace agreements, New York: UN Women. Forthcoming in Arabic.

Wise, Laura and Christine Bell (2018), Gaining Ground: Women and Territorial Power-Sharing in Peace Processes, New York: UN Women. Available in Arabic here. [24 pages]

 

Others:

Bell, Christine and Kevin McNicholl, (2019), Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements, Feminists@Law.

CMI and SIPRI (2018), Beyond ‘women’s issues’ and smoky rooms: Debunking the myths about gender in peace mediation. SIPRI Commentary [3 pages]

Dayal, Anjali (2018), Connecting Informal and Formal Peace Talks: From Movements To Mediators, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Policy Brief, GIWPS: Washington DC. [6 pages]

Holt-Ivry, Olivia et al (2017), Women, Gender, and a Sustainable End to Violence, Issue Brief, Washington DC: Institute for Inclusive Security. [8 pages] Drawn from larger study: Barsa, Michelle et al. (2016), Inclusive Ceasefires: Women, gender, and a sustainable end to violence: South Sudan and Myanmar, Washington DC: Institute for Inclusive Security. [62 pages]

International Civil Society Action Network (2017), Better Peace, Washington DC: ICAN. Arabic version available here. French available here. [45 pages quarter size] ICAN website also available in Arabic.

ICAN (2019), 10 steps to ensure gender-responsive processes and ceasefire agreements, Washington DC: ICAN [2 pages]. Arabic version available here.

Kapur, Bela and Ola Saleh (2020), A Right Not a Gift – Women building feminist peace, Kvinna till Kvinna. [72 pages]

Krause, Jana, Werner Krause and Piia Bränfors. (2018). Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace” International Interactions, 44 (6): 985-1016

Landau, Dana and Andreas Hirblinger (2020), Strategies of inclusion in peacemaking: Beyond box-ticking and photo opportunities?

Lee-Koo, Katrina and Jacqui True (2018), Toward Inclusive Peace: Mapping Gender-Sensitive Peace Agreements 2000-2016, Gender, Peace and Security Centre, Melbourne: Monash University. [8 pages]

Tamaru, Nanako and Marie O’Reilly (2018), How Women Influence Constitution Making After Conflict and Unrest, Washington DC: Institute for Inclusive Security. [69 pages]