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[16days_discussion] Fwd: Women's Roles in Local Peacebuilding - Report - 5 Countries

radha paudel rpaudel456 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 11:10:59 EDT 2012


FYI
Very interesting !

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From: radha paudel <rpaudel456 at gmail.com>
Date: 26 September 2012 08:10
Subject: Fwd: Women's Roles in Local Peacebuilding - Report - 5 Countries
To: Dee Aker <daker at sandiego.edu>, Jennifer Freeman <jenfreeman at sandiego.edu>,
Nancy Sanchez <ncysanchez at gmail.com>, Alice <alice.nderitu at yahoo.com>,
Christopher Groth <cgroth-06 at sandiego.edu>


Dear All,
This is report of Nepal, Afganisthan, Liberia,Pakisthan and Sierra Leon,
I foun very interesting. I do not know all WPM, might be useful to them as
well.

Regards, Radha


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Date: 26 September 2012 00:53
Subject: Women's Roles in Local Peacebuilding - Report - 5 Countries
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http://www.ids.ac.uk/news/women-make-peace-but-men-negotiate-it

*WOMEN'S ROLES IN LOCAL PEACEBUILDING IN AFGHANISTAN, LIBERIA, NEPAL,
PAKISTAN, & SIERRA LEONE - "FROM THE GROUND UP"*

*Direct Link to Full 72-Page Report:*
http://www.womankind.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/09/From-The-Ground-Up-FINAL.pdf

*Report Executive Summary - 8 Pages*
http://www.womankind.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/09/From-the-ground-up_Womankind-and-ActionAid_FINAL.pdf


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20 September 2012* -* A new report from ActionAid, IDS, and Womankind looks
at the role of women in local peacebuilding initiatives, finding that women
are more likely than men to adopt a broad definition of peace which
includes the household level and focuses on the attainment of individual
rights and freedoms such as education, healthcare and freedom from violence.

In contrast, men have a greater tendency to associate peace with the
absence of formal conflict and the stability of formal structures such as
governance and infrastructure.

The research has revealed that women face multiple barriers as they attempt
to build peace in their communities including the following:

   - Restrictive social norms and attitudes that reinforce traditional
   gender roles, making it difficult for women to participate safely and
   meaningfully in peacebuilding
   - Violence against women and girls, fuelled by the long-term impact of
   conflict and militarisation, impacts on women’s freedom to participate in
   peacebuilding activities. Women face intimidation and threats to their
   safety when they try to take active roles in their communities. Access to
   justice also remains a significant challenge for survivors of violence
   against women and girls.
   - Poverty and economic inequality also inhibits women’s involvement in
   peacebuilding activities. Women report that they are unable to engage in
   peacebuilding activities because of the double burden of their domestic
   roles and income-generation activities as well as a lack of control over
   household income.

   - Inequality in access to education for women and resulting low levels
   of literacy were identified in many communities as barriers to women’s
   active participation in peacebuilding. However, it was also noted that
   women have many skills in conflict resolution and peacebuilding that do not
   necessarily require high levels of education.
   - Women often de-value their role as peacebuilders, and despite their
   achievements, women do not necessarily recognise the important role they
   play in building peace. They tend to focus much more on the importance of
   state institutions and local leaders as the key actors in peacebuilding.

   - Sustainability of support: organisations working to support women in
   peacebuilding activities also face barriers which impact on the
   sustainability of their work, including limited and short-term funding and
   the challenges posed by a lack of national infrastructure and lack of
   access to remote communities.

The report makes a number of recommendations around development and
implementing cohrent and concrete policy commitments, ensuring women's
participation in peaces processes, providing long-term support, funding
and an enalbling environment for women's peacebuilding, and tackling
violence against women and girls.




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Radha Paudel
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Cell: 977-9849596298
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-- 
Radha Paudel
Founder/President
*Action Works Nepa*l
email: rpaudel456 at gmail.com
          actionworksnepal.awon10 at gmail.com
Skype: rpaudel456
Cell: 977-9849596298
URL: www.actionworksnepal.org*
*Your Any Contribution Always Makes Difference for
Let's Live Together-Miteri Gaun' Campgain*
http://www.onsnews.com/index.php?pagename=actionworks
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