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Women, Religion, and Peace Women, Religion, and Peace
Scholars and policymakers have devoted much time and research to both the role of religious leaders in peace building and the role of women in peace building. A wide range...

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Domestic Violence Domestic Violence
Domestic violence penetrates the family and home. Religion plays a complex role as an influential force on family structure across many cultures. As such, it has both been...

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Faith-Based Peacebuilding: The Need for a Gender Perspective

May 24, 2010
This report prepared by the Women Peacemakers Program describes the intersection between religion, faith, and peacemaking. The report features research by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) on religious fundamentalism and women’s rights, including domestic violence issues. This is followed by accounts from a number of female peacemakers and religious leaders on the strengths and challenges of being a woman actor in the field, as well as objectives of altering the patriarchal religious structures. The women highlight the way in which progressive male partners in peace work have been helpful in promoting their work in the faith-based world. The report concludes with suggestions for funding, resources, solidarity initiatives, and an international directory of organizations related to this work. The packet was compiled in observance of the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.
Women Peacemakers Program Women Peacemakers Program
Launched by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation in 1997, the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) became an independent, women-led organization in 2012. It supports and educates women about the role that they can play as actors in...