Reid L. (2021) “Peace agreements and women’s political rights following civil war”. 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.