Financing gender-inclusive peace: Gaps in implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Authors/editor(s): Jacqui True and Sara E. Davies

For years, UN Women has highlighted the persistent under-investment in gender-inclusive peace in conflict and post-conflict settings and the significant gaps in financing that make the implementation of women, peace, and security commitments more difficult. 

This paper measures financing for gender-inclusive peace through the mechanisms of bilateral and multilateral donor investments during peace processes and post-conflict recovery, which support States to finance and sustain peace.

The research focuses on three case studies—Colombia, Iraq, and the Philippines—exploring the planned investments in gender equality and women’s participation, set against the statements of gender-inclusive peace and specific provisions in those countries’ peace agreements.

It illuminates the financing gap between plans, aspirations, and expenditures, and examines patterns of money and resources and the extent to which they follow and support the life cycles of inclusion and reconstruction.

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Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; Colombia; Iraq; Philippines

Subject area(s): Mediation and conflict resolution; Peace and security; Peacebuilding; Peacekeeping; Peace processes; Planning and monitoring; UN Security Council resolutions; UN Security Council resolution 1325

Resource type: Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: IV + 32

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)