Peace agreements and women’s political rights following civil war

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Reid L. (2021) Journal of Peace Research. 58(6)

This article explores the consequences of peace agreements being gender-inclusive and how this practice actively promotes gender standardization. Reid analyses a set of data from peace treaties and the implementations of those agreements in various contexts between 1981 and 2011, and what emerges from this comparative study is that there is a clear connection between the improvement of women’s rights, due to gender-inclusive legislation, the presence of women in decision-making groups and the overall maintenance of peace in post-conflict societies. It is therefore important to stress the normalization of women being demanded in negotiations, because of the long-term effectiveness of gender equality in peacekeeping.


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