From the Ground Up: Women's Roles in Local Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sierra Leone

Justino, P., Müller, C., Mitchell, B. and Cardona, I.
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For generations, women have served as peace educators, both in their families and in their societies. They have proved instrumental in building bridges rather than walls.

Despite the increased international attention to women's participation in peacebuilding, the achievements and challenges facing women building peace at the local level have been largely overlooked. This study addresses some of these gaps by providing qualitative evidence on the roles of women in local peacebuilding in five countries: Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sierra Leone and examining how women, supported by women's rights organisations, are building peace in their communities.

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