Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation (5 days)

Dates: (7th to 11th May & 10th to 14th December 2018)

The purpose of the training is to develop an understanding of gender and violence prevention in post-conflict transitions. The training also explores various International Human Rights Instruments that support gendering human security, conflict transformation and peacebuilding such as CEDAW and UNSCR 1325. The meaning and impact of violence as experienced by women in various conflict contexts is discussed and conflict transformation activities identified and planned to reduce the impact of all forms of violence against women in the participants’ contexts.

Training content:

  • Understanding violence against women:

    The session looks at the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts and also identifies conflict transformation activities that can reduce the impact of all forms of violence against women in the participants’ contexts.

  • Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding:

    This session helps participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.

  • Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs:

    the participants look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work within the participants’ contexts.

  • Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention:

    This session identifies and emphasizes the considerations for human security as an integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

  • Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding:

    The session explores the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in peacebuilding processes.