Women's Participation in Peace Processes and Post-Conflict Governance through Economic Empowerment

Tuesday November 19, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Joy Ada Onyesoh

President of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Nigeria


The Fletcher School

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Room: Cabot 703


The importance of "women's participation" in peace processes and post-conflict governance is often intoned in international discourse, but in practice the goal is rarely achieved.  Women face economic and social barriers to participation, as well as stubbornly pervasive forms of political exclusion. Although the post-conflict moment creates a window of opportunity for redressing structural economic inequalities, the opportunity is often squandered.  Only a multi-sectoral approach that closely links women's economic empowerment to political and social empowerment can translate national and international policy frameworks into real change for women in conflict and post-conflict societies.

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