This paper looks at the ways in which women’s peacebuilding and conflict transformation or resolution focused organizations and groups in the South Caucasus challenge and/or reproduce gender roles and patriarchal values in their work. The authors aim to capture the challenges faced by women’s organizations and groups when carrying out the work of resisting against these norms. In addition, the authors aim to draw out success stories where women’s organizations and groups have incorporated creative approaches to peace and conflict work that do not reproduce patriarchal values and traditional gender roles.


*The cover photo is a mural of Daniel Cortez on the wall in the Getsemani neighborhood, Cartagena, Columbia, called “Defender Lo Que Nos Queda” (In English “Defend What We Have”). Taken from Pin-interest.

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