Gender Provisions in Peace Accords: Reflections on Negotiation, Design and Implementation in Support of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda


Location: Virtual Event

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On October 31, 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Twenty years later, the UN Secretary General’s WPS report emphasizes that the resolution placed women’s participation at the center of peace efforts, and there now exist clear commitments by the UN and its member states to promote women’s rights and gender equality in all conflict resolution efforts. 

In peace accord negotiation and implementation, the importance of having women at the negotiating table and gender provisions in agreements has also gained prominence. While the expectation of participation and inclusion to achieve gender equality have risen, experiences and evidence show that the realization of the WPS agenda continues to be a challenge. 

This webinar brings together insights on the progress and challenges facing WPS aspects in peace accord negotiation, design, and implementation. Contributors will present data, research, and experience from policymaking over the past 20 years in an effort to sharpen the understanding of what efforts have an impact on the ground. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Working at the nexus between research and practice, the PAM program is comprised of researchers and practitioners seeking to promote and facilitate a higher order of integration between these domains. The program is home to the largest existing collection of implementation data on intrastate peace agreements, and PAM team members regularly provide research support to ongoing peace processes on issues of peace agreement design and implementation.


9:00 - 10:15 a.m. 

Panel I: The WPS Agenda and the Negotiation and Design of Peace Accords 

Moderator: Louise Olsson, Senior Researcher, PRIO

Panelists will be announced soon.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. 

Panel 2: The WPS Agenda and Implementation of Peace Agreements 

Moderator: Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Director, Peace Accords Matrix program, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Panelists will be announced soon

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