Blog Posts - Words of Peace

Working to advance women in high level mediation

Despite the fact that landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 is soon going to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the number of women who lead or participate in high level peace mediation processes remains disappointing. Why is it so hard to translate lip service into concrete results? One of the issues practitioners and policy makers including Kathrin Quesada from mediatEUr who gathered at last year’s symposium on advancing women in high level mediation in Durham identified is the selection process: Generally, appointments for high level mediation processes are made on the…
Kathrin Quesada
13 June, 2018
PublicationsWomen, Peace and Security

Exploring the Gender-Sensitivity of Peace Agreement Texts

This report originates from a research commissioned by UN Women on the role of the “Women, Peace and Security” (WPS) agenda in peace processes and agreements and regional organisations, with a particular focus on post-June 2008 conflict-resolution efforts. Looking at 62 peace agreements in 38 peace processes from June 2008 to May 2012, one cannot avoid the fact that, twelve years after adopting UNSCR 1325, most peace agreements and official peace processes still do not capture gender-specific concerns and women´s needs and interests. In most peace agreements, references to WPS frameworks remain unsubstantial and abstract.…
1 April, 2013
Past ProjectsProjects - Our WorkWomen, Peace and Security

Assisting UN Women to Champion Women’s Roles in Peacemaking

In April 2012 mediatEUr was awarded an assignment by UN Women to research the role of regional organisations in promoting women's participation in peace and security. The project focuses on two aspects: (1) compiling and carrying out a gender analysis of an up-to-date list of peace agreements since 2008; and (2) providing an assessment of current levels of implementation of international commitments on women, peace and security by a set of regional organisations, covering their existing policies, institutional structures, and programmes. This includes the League of Arab States, the European…
13 April, 2012