Benchmarks, Barriers and Bridging the Gaps: Enhancing Women's Meaningful Participation and Contribution to Peace Processes in Georgia

This study explores women’s meaningful participation and contribution in peace process in Georgia. The study uses a unique methodology to analyse specific Georgian context vis-à-vis the seven key challenges identified by the UN Women global report “Women’s Meaningful Participation in Negotiating Peace and the Implementation of Peace Agreements” released in 2018.

The study explores the concept of “meaningful participation” in a specific context and provides a comprehensive analysis of why women remain underrepresented at the negotiating table, and peace and security spaces at large. The study further proposes ways to improve the peace process in Georgia and provides actionable recommendations for relevant actors, which if acted upon, may offer a key to unlocking the stagnant negotiations and contribute to achieving a just, inclusive and sustainable peace in the country.

The study was prepared in the framework of the UN Women project “Strengthening Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peacebuilding and Gender Mainstreaming in the Security Sector in Georgia” with the financial support of the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Georgia

Subject area(s): Peace and security

Resource type: Research papers

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 53

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)