How and why do women's contributions matter in peace and security processes? Why should women's activities in this sphere be explored separately from peacebuilding efforts in general? Decisively answering these questions, Sanam Anderlini offers a comprehensive, cross-regional analysis of women's peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Anderlini also traces the evolution of international policies in this arena and highlights the endemic problems that stunt progress. Her astute analysis, based on extensive research and field experience, demonstrates how gender sensitivity in programming can be a catalytic component in the complex task of building sustainable peace and provides concrete examples of how to draw on women's untapped potential.
Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is director of the policy commission for Women Waging Peace. Her publications include Civil Wars, Civil Peace: An Introduction to Conflict Resolution (with Kumar Rupesinghe) and Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action.
Introduction. Preventing Violent Conflict. Getting to the Peace Table. Disarming, Demobilizing, and Reintegrating Fighters. Postconflict Governance and Leadership. Transitional Justice and Reconciliation. Apathy and Amnesia: How the International System Lets Women Down. Conclusion.