Below is a list of questions to serve as a starting framework for the discussion in this thread:
- There are many models of inclusion for women’s involvement in peace processes, including direct participation at the negotiating table, observer status, consultations, inclusive commissions, problem-solving workshops, public decision making, mass action, and more. Please share your thoughts on the effectiveness or the limitations of these various models.
- How can women involve themselves with peacebuilding when they are excluded from official peace talks? Examples include grassroots initiatives, political demonstrations, coalition building, etc.
- In situations where the state does not acknowledge the legitimacy of women’s participation, what are some strategies for fighting for recognition? Are there international institutions or pieces of legislation have been useful in lobbying for women’s participation in peacebuilding? What are strategies for effectively using them as resources?