Women’s Political Participation and Influence in Post-Conflict Burundi and Nepal

PRIO Paper

Falch, Åshild (2010) Women’s Political Participation and Influence in Post-Conflict Burundi and Nepal, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Drawing on information gathered through interviews with key actors in Burundi and Nepal, this report goes beyond merely numerical aspects of women’s participation in decision-making, revealing both progress made and the obstacles that remain for women’s effective participation in post-conflict political processes. By identifying cross-cutting issues in Burundi and Nepal, the report also presents general lessons about the prospects and problems of increasing women’s political participation, which lay the ground for a set of recommendations for how national and international actors may support and promote women’s participation in post-conflict political decision-making both in Burundi and Nepal and in other similar cases.