Seminar by Dr David Mwambari
21 May 2018, 1pm. ORB 1.01
For the past two decades, women have sought to be included and recognized in peace processes including peace agreements, peacekeeping missions and in peace-building processes in their post-conflict mostly patriarchal societies. These struggles have been led by women for example as individual activists, through non-governmental organizations and as politicians. Despite existing challenges and complexities of women’s participation in peace movements in Africa and around the world, there are societies where women are making impressive strides. This paper explores two examples of women’s participation in peace processes from two post-conflict countries of Rwanda and Liberia to examine how women’s participation at different levels of society have participated in their society’s transformation after violent conflicts. The paper is based on review of secondary sources as well as field work experiences.