Women, Peace, and Security and Human Rights in the Digital Age: Opportunities and risks to advance women’s meaningful participation and protect their rights

Women, Peace, and Security and Human Rights in the Digital Age: Opportunities and risks to advance women’s meaningful participation and protect their rights

The need to address the persistent barriers to women’s use of ICTs for peacebuilding has never been more urgent. Much of the existing literature on ICTs and mediation is produced for and focused on mediators and how the ICTs may be helpful to them. To complement the existing analyses and resources, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), in partnership with the ICT4Peace Foundation and with support from the Directorate of International Law of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), developed this policy brief, focused on women activists and peacebuilders. The brief explores how women can use ICTs to advance their work and how international organizations, governments, and private companies can support them.

WPS and Human Rights in the digital age research findings:

How do women peacebuilders use ICTs?

Widening reach of communication:

Improving information access and management:

Strengthening peacebuilding programming:

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A publication of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and ICT4Peace Foundation, with support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of International Law.

 

Authors:

Anne-Marie Buzatu, ICT4Peace Foundation

Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Dinah Lakehal, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Panthea Pourmalek, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Michaela Zelenanska, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

 

Researchers:

Colombia:

Katherine Ronderos, independent researcher, Colombia

 

The Philippines:

Lynrose Genon, Young Women+ Leaders for Peace, the Philippines

Bianca Pabotoy, Young Women+ Leaders for Peace, the Philippines

Queenie Pearl Tomaro, Young Women+ Leaders for Peace, the Philippines

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