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Chapter 2: Gender, Power, and Peace Politics: A Comparative Analysis
Three years ago, at an assembly of women leaders, activists, and scholars at a South Asia conclave on women transforming the politics of peacebuilding confidently asserted,
We are resolved to open spaces for women's participation at every level and aspect of peace building…. Women have an equal stake in building peace and stability, in constructing dialogue and discourses for peace. Women shall take the initiative to politically transform peace processes to ensure equality in all power relations especially the relations between women and men. Kathmandu Declaration: The Changing Dynamics of Peacebuilding, February 2013.
The words of women resonated with resolve, confidence, and conviction. ...