Gender Perspectives in Contemporary Peacebuilding: Collaborative Approaches to Conflict Responses

Katrina Leclerc

Citation: Katrina Leclerc, Gender Perspectives in Contemporary Peacebuilding: Collaborative Approaches to Conflict Responses, Global Affairs Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2021.

doi: 10.51330/gar.0020213

ISSN: 2660-6968

date: June 15th, 2021

Abstract:

This article argues the need to prioritize local co-development of peacebuilding approaches to ensure context-specific and culturally relevant peace efforts. With the recognition that local populations remain primary actors within conflicts, it is argued that international peacebuilders must work with locals to ensure effective peacebuilding efforts. By applying a gender and humanitarian approach to peacebuilding analysis, in both theory and practice, this article offers an alternative, complementary approach to the ‘local-turn’ theory in contemporary peacebuilding. The application of international peace and security frameworks – such as Women, Peace and Security resolutions – informs this piece and offers proven successes for collaborative and local partnerships in building effective peace.