On 20 June, the PRIO Paper on Women's Participation in Peace and Reconciliation Processes in Mali will be launched in Bamako, Mali.
The objective of these discussions was to identify concrete factors that contribute to and/or hamper the possibilities for women's meaningful participation in peace and reconciliation processes in Mali. An important finding is that women play crucial roles in local conflict resolution and management, but they are almost absent in the mechanisms for the implementation of the peace agreement. It is therefore crucial that structures are established to make sure that the concerns and expertise of women at the local level are represented and inform discussions at the national level. The findings further highlight the need to consider both the specifics of the peace and reconciliation processes taking place in Mali, as well as the more fundamental conditions related to gender inequality in the country.
Read the English version of the PRIO paper here.
Ce PRIO Paper est également disponible en français.