The Better Peace Initiative

Ensuring inclusivity and gender sensitivity in peace making

How do we achieve a Better Peace? By including civil society, especially women, in peace negotiations and peace building and ensuring gender sensitivity in all processes.

How do we make the Peace sustainable? By implementing peace agreements and ensuring that thematic topics addressed, such as transitional justice, devolution, and security sector reform are gender sensitive and inclusive.

How is ICAN contributing? We develop pragmatic guidance, such as animations, discussion guides and trainings for the inclusion of women peacebuilders and offer proactive steps to broaden participation.

Gendered Peace Negotiations

Considers common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them, presents a four-part framework for inclusive mediation, and offers proactive steps to broaden participation.

Gendered Transitional Justice

Explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Devolution

Explores why gender sensitivity and inclusivity in devolution processes matter and how it can be done in practical ways.

Better Peace Tool

The Better Peace Tool presents a practical four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders, offering proactive steps to broaden participation.

Better Peace Tool – Arabic

يعطى هذا الدليل نبذة عن تاريخ وتطور عملية صنع السلام فى العصر الحديث ويناقش ستة عوائق لإشراك المرأة وكيفية تخطيهم. كما يقدم أيضا أربعة أطر عملية لاشراك النساء صانعات السلام

Better Peace Tool – French

Un guide open source offrant des mesures concrètes pour l’inclusion effective des femmes artisanes de paix et les perspectives de genre dans la médiation, la prévention des conflits, et la consolidation de la paix.

Better Peace Tool – Russian

The Better Peace Tool explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times. It considers six common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them.

Better Peace Tool – Spanish

El “instrumento por la paz mejor” explora la historia y evolución de la pacificación en tiempos modernos. Considera seis barreras comunes a la inclusión y como superarlas.

Better Peace Tool – Japanese

『ベターピースツール(より良い平和への手段)』は現代における平和創造の歴史と進化を探る試みです。ここでは和平プロセスに女性が参画しようとする際の6つの共通障壁とそれを克服する方法を考えます。

Better Peace Tool – Farsi/Persian

ICAN’s Better Peace Tool video in Farsi/Persian explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times and provides practical guidance for overcoming six common barriers to women’s inclusion.

Better Peace Tool – Mandarin Chinese

性别和包容性在调解与和平进程

Gendered Transitional Justice

The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Transitional Justice – Arabic

The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Transitional Justice – Urdu

The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Transitional Justice – Spanish

In Spanish: Gendered Transitional Justice: Why it matters, how to do it

Gendered Transitional Justice – Japanese

The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Transitional Justice – Tamil

The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Transitional Justice – Sinhala

The animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Gendered Transitional Justice – French

Une Perspective Genrée de La Justice Transitionnelle : Pourquoi c’est important, comment le faire

Gendered Transitional Justice – Mandarin Chinese

性别过渡司法:为什什么重要,怎么做

Gendered Devolution

This animation explores why gender sensitivity and inclusivity in devolution processes matters and how it can be done in very practical ways.

“Women peacebuilders are doing the most dangerous work.”

— Ambassador Don Steinberg, Former US Envoy to Angola

“If war is the industry of men, let peace be the industry of women.”

— Amal Basha, Chair of the Sisters’ Arab Forum for Human Rights & Member of the Yemen National Dialogue Conference

“Women who have not taken up arms in Syria are still a power of peace and symbol of peace; if these women and other civil society figures are not included, I don’t see peace in my country.”

— Dr. Rim Turkmani, Astrophysicist and Co-Founder of Building the Syrian State

“When I was working in Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda – women – particularly women who have endured years and years of conflict – have a certain resilience that puts the rest of us to shame…I figure if they can do that work to rebuild their communities, I could do something to work with them.”

— Betty Murungi, Human Rights Scholar (Kenya)

The Better Peace Tool

The Better Peace Tool explores the history and evolution of peacemaking in modern times. It considers six common barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them. And it presents a four-part framework for the inclusion of women peacebuilders, offering proactive steps to broaden participation.

The Better Peace Tool is currently available in

EnglishArabic, FrenchRussian, Tamil, Sinhala, and Urdu

Barriers to Inclusion
The inclusion of women peacebuilders in peace processes is a crucial step toward a transformative approach to peacemaking, yet it remains elusive in practice.

Click here to explore steps to overcome the six common barriers to inclusivity.

Guidance Areas for a Better Peace – Four-Part Framework

Proactive Steps to Realize Inclusion

“The BPT is outstanding…a wealth of good information, and a very accessible guide for practitioners…really the best comprehensive guide of its kind drawing on widespread evidence from across the geographic spectrum.”

— Ambassador Don Steinberg, President and CEO of World Learning and Former US Envoy to Angola

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