Participation of women in all areas of a peace process is vital for ensuring that the agreement reached is representative of the whole population. Gender parity has yet to be reached however.
In Indonesia, while women have been heavily involved in managing conflict at the community level, only a handful has been involved in formal peace processes.
This report, co-produced with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, looks at the roles of Indonesia women in conflict resolution, both at the formal and informal levels. It highlights the key challenges women face both in conflict situations and in participating to formal peace processes, and provides recommendations on how to encourage their participation.