Women contribute to preventing conflict and sustaining peace through:
Resolving conflicts at the community level
In Bangladesh, in the Chittagong area, to support the implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace agreement, civil society uses the Alternative Dispute Resolution to mediate individual disputes at the community level.
In Syria, women’s civil society contributed to the formation of committees across the country, that work on reducing conflicts and building community stability. These committees consist of community leaders who work on mediation and conflict resolution at the family, village and community levels, and seek to promote shared values in society and reduce hatred and extremism. An example are the AMAN Committees (community safety committees) in Aleppo’s western countryside, which contributed significantly and effectively to resolving and reducing conflicts.