Below is a list of questions to serve as a starting framework for the discussion in this thread:
- Women are often seen as either victims or innate peacemakers. These two conceptions can be limiting to women and exclude them from political and economic discussions. How can those conceptions be changed?
- Widows, mothers, ex-combatants, displaced women, indigenous women, women with disabilities, survivors of sexual violence, and more all have different needs. However, women are often viewed as a monolithic group that has the same values and agendas; how can that stereotype be fought and how can multiple groups of women from all sections of society be included in this political process?
- Women often face logistical barriers that men do not (i.e., child care, traveling costs, family responsibilities, cultural perceptions, etc.); how can these unique barriers be mitigated to allow women greater success in participation in peacebuilding?