The United Nations has highlighted gender equality as “essential to achieve peaceful societies” and sustainable development. But despite decades of time and effort, at the current rate of change, it will take 136 years to close the global gender gap. While equity is more obvious in an area like education, in other sectors like politics and the economy, women are still to break the ‘glass ceiling’. In conflict and post-conflict settings, women and non-binary people are also disproportionately impacted. 

The 6th edition of the peace&justice cafe discussed the advances and challenges on the path towards gender justice, the ways in which women’s involvement affects and strengthens the peace processes, and to gain insights from organisations across sectors making a difference. Read about the insights from the peace&justice cafe here and here

Roundabout information

Asymmetrical haircuts Why should there be women’s voices in the media? In-person
Women Win The crossroads of sport & gender equity: contradicting or complementing? Virtual
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Focusing on outcomes for survivors of intimate partner violence Virtual
The Hague Academy for Local Governance Gender sensitive service-delivery In-person
Impunity Watch Transforming militarized masculinities: A global responsibility In-Person
European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) Gender just cities: Breaking silos in urban policy and practice In-person
International Mediation Institute Women in dispute resolution Online
Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation How is sexual violence being used as a weapon of war? In-person
Foro Penal Gender Justice for non-lawyers In-person
Founder and Director of The Rainbow Advocacy Project, and a current Shelter City guest Intersectionality at the Grassroots In-person
UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Translating WPS commitments to results – women’s solidarity and joint actions In-person
UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Intersectional and intergenerational perspectives for gender-responsive peacebuilding Virtual
Independent Gender and Urban Development Expert Building Communities with an Equity Lens In-person
CCSD The role of women and civil society in Syria Virtual
Cordaid Advocacy best practices from a gender transformative and intersectional perspective In-person