For women’s full participation in conflict resolution and peacebuilding

An initiative from Kvinna till Kvinna

Equal Power – Lasting Peace Report: Popular Version (Armenia and Azerbaijan)

Equal Power – Lasting Peace Report: Popular Version (Armenia and Azerbaijan)

Based on the study Equal Power – Lasting Peace, on five conflicts/post-conflicts, this summary addresses “Armenia and Azerbaijan. Stuck in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.”

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How are transitions made from war to peace? Who has the power to build peace? Who decides what peace should entail? Peace matters to everyone living in conflict regions, so who decides the content of that peace? Equal Power – Lasting Peace is a study about women’s participation in peace processes and the particular challenges of building a gender equal peace after a violent conflict. Equal Power – Lasting Peace explores obstacles to women’s participation in peace and democracy processes, in regions affected by armed conflict. The report
addresses the gaps between words and practice in peace building by gathering experience and knowledge from 79 female peace workers in five different contexts: Armenia/
Azerbaijan/Nagorno Karabakh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, DR Congo, Iraq and Liberia. They have a wealth of concrete experience of how exclusion manifests in practice
and how windows of opportunity may open. The aim of Equal Power – Lasting Peace is to investigate the intimate connection between gender, power and peace and
in addition contribute to a better understanding of the power gaps that prevent women from participating in peace processes.
Summaries of the five conflicts/post-conflicts have been produced, based on the study Equal Power – Lasting Peace. This brochure addresses the topic “Armenia and
Azerbaijan. Stuck in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.” For the complete study of Equal Power – Lasting Peace, please visit www.equalpowerlastingpeace.org

Equal Power – Lasting Peace has been produced by the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, as a part of the project “Women and Conflict Resolution”. The project has been
financed by the Instrument for Stability, European Commission.