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COVID-19 and Conflict: Advancing Women’s Meaningful Participation in Ceasefires and Processes

Author: Peace and Security Team of UN Women in collaboration with DPPA’s Policy and Mediation Division Publication Date: 2020 Summary: This brief addresses the importance of women’s full, equal and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts, and how the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda can provide a critical framework […]

Peace and Conflict in a COVID-19 World

Author: Interpeace Publication Date: June 2020 Summary: This Brief summarizes Interpeace’s reflections on the peacebuilding implications of the COVID-19 crisis. It defines the outlines of the peacebuilding challenges and the implications for international actors and responders. The framing matters because our collective understanding of the kind of crisis we face will determine our responses both […]

Building Stability Framework

Author: Department for International Development (DFID); International Alert Publication Date: January 2016 Summary: This framework provides evidence-based guidance about how UK aid can help build stability, to meet the commitments set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence & Security Review and the UK Aid Strategy. It describes how aid can best help communities, states, and […]

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender: Key Advocacy Points from Asia and the Pacific
April 23, 2020

Author: Gender in Humanitarian Action: Asia and the Pacific Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: This resource outlines emerging gender impacts of COVID-19 and recommendations. To access this resource, please click here: “The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender: Key Advocacy Points from Asia and the Pacific“

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Violence against Women and Girls
April 23, 2020

Author: Dr. Erika Fraser Publication Date: March 2020 Summary: Since its outbreak, COVID-19 has infected hundreds of thousands of people across the world and created a range of primary and secondary effects on different individuals and communities (Wenham et al, 2020). The Director General of the World Health Organisation declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic […]

Gendered Implication of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Development and Humanitarian Settings

Author: CARE Published Date: March 2020 Summary: CARE is deeply concerned about the adverse and disproportionate effects that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have on women and girls around the world, particularly in the development and humanitarian settings. As the healthcare systems in developed countries are overwhelmed by the spread of novel coronavirus, CARE calls […]

Inclusion of Women and Effective Peace Processes: A Toolkit

12Author: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Publication Date: December 2019 Summary: This toolkit makes actionable proposals on how to increase women’s inclusion in peace processes. It includes three separate but interlinked sections: increasing women’s meaningful and direct participation at the negotiation table, linking official processes and informal peace initiatives, and integrating a gender […]

Building Sustainable Peace and Democracy: OSCE Experiences in South-Eastern Europe

Author: Organization for security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Publication Date: June 2018 Summary: This reference guide was developed by the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre to serve as a source of inspiration, including for its field operations working to build sustainable peace in other regions of the OSCE area. It is designed to provide insight […]

Local Peacebuilding: What Works and Why

Author: Alliance for Peace (AfP)  Publication Date: July 2019 Summary: This report, a joint collaboration between Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, aims to address one of the questions we often hear from policymakers and donors around the effectiveness of local peacebuilding efforts. If concerns about the effectiveness of local efforts are one of […]

The Handbook of Conflict Prevention

Author: Igarape InstitutePublication Date: November 2018 Summary: This handbook seeks to build more clarity to conflict prevention concepts and practice. Based on extensive consultation and with support from Global Affairs (Canada), it offers a working definition and a typology of innovative preventive approaches. In setting out a standard nomenclature, the goal is to help improve knowledge […]

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