Gender equity and peacebuilding from rhetoric to reality: a discussion paper

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International Center for Research on Women
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Presents a review of recent literature on issues of gender in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. Indicates a slow but positive shift in international opinion and understanding about the consequences of conflict on women and the importance of their participation in peacebuilding processes and post-conflict social transformation. Details gender discrimination which continues through political exclusion, economic marginalization, and sexual violence during and after conflict, denying women their human rights and constraining the potential for development.