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Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies

Institute for Inclusive Security

When women are substantively included in security and peace processes, especially when they are in positions of leadership and decision-making, peace is made more likely. This brief provides a comprehensive overview of the existing data evidencing the importance of women’s inclusion. From their initial prevention of violence to the strengthening of the peace process and rebuilding a more peaceful society, women are key to achieving peace and sustaining security. As violent conflict continues to increase the world over and traditional approaches to peace continue to fail, this publication addresses the question: why women?