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Global Action to Prevent War and Conflict
Promoting Womens' Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies
August 2010
GAPW has written and published a book on “Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict & Post-Conflict Societies” in conjunction with the NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. The book was just launched at the United Nations University in Tokyo and will soon be launched at the United Nations in New York.
This volume, the second in a projected three-part series, represents a large and growing global community’s determination and passion for promoting women’s full participation in peace policies and processes. The objective of this report is to highlight national and community-based initiatives undertaken by women’s organizations and civil society actors seeking a more prominent role for women at the peace table. Therefore, the book examines the different roles played by women worldwide - as government representatives, activists, leaders of NGOs and women’s networks or simply concerned citizens – who have persevered through threats and conditions of violence to initiate transformative processes within conflict and post conflict societies (…)
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