This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 2: Gender, Power, and Peace Politics: A Comparative Analysis
Gender, Power, and Peace Politics: A Comparative Analysis
Interrogating Peace Politics
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. ...