Women continue to be excluded from peace processes in Turkey

The organization Operation 1325 has produced recommendations on how Sweden can contribute to the implementation of the UN resolution on women, peace and security in Turkey. Photo: UN Women Gallery, Flickr.com.

Of: Julia Thalin

Turkey's involvement in conflicts has escalated in the past year. At the same time, the political space for women's organization is shrinking and women continue to be excluded from peace processes. Civil society is now raising its voice for compliance with the UN resolution on women, peace and security throughout the country.

December 14, 2020, News

An equal peace is a lasting peace

To achieve a lasting peace, women must be allowed to participate in the peace work, writes professor Annika Björkdahl. Phyllis Osei speaks here during the Women Peace Forum in Somalia. Photo: Unsom

Of: Annika Björkdahl

Today, on International Women's Day, I would like to highlight the importance of women's participation in successful peace and democratization processes. It is precisely in conflict-affected societies that the need for equal development cooperation and strengthened local democratization processes is greatest, writes Professor Annika Björkdahl.

March 8, 2019, Debate

Participation and inclusion lay the foundation for a lasting peace

Representatives of Afro-Colombian organizations in Colombia.

Civil society must be involved in the peace process in order to achieve lasting peace. Here, Afro-Colombian organizations participate in the peace process in Colombia. Photo: US Institute of Peace

Of: Annika Schabbauer and Lovisa Dahlström

To create a lasting peace, it is important to engage people in civil society. Together, we must then create channels so that participation takes root in national politics. This is how sustainable peace is built, by listening to those affected, write Annika Schabbauer and Lovisa Dahlström from the organization Operation 1325.

October 23, 2018, Debate