Gender and peacebuilding

Gènere i construcció de pau

Learning goals

What is gender perspective and why is it important to take it into consideration when we talk about armed conflicts and peacebuilding? With this module you will learn to identify the specific gender impacts of conflicts, including the impacts which affect groups who already face previous discrimination situations, such as women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex population (LGBTQI).

You will also discover that the effect of war on gender can cause intersections with other inequality axes. And finally, we will focus on the contributions of women to peacebuilding.

With the collaboration of:


  • Introduce basic data on the specific impacts of war on women, men, and non-binary people.
  • Get to know the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, among other instruments.


  • Analyze conflicts and their impacts from a gender perspective.
  • Introduce an intersectional approach in gender analysis.


  • Show curiosity and a critical attitude towards gender social construction.
  • Commit to the promotion of gender equality.

What is the gender perspective in relation to armed conflict and peace?

Patriarchy and gender social construction are also rooted in socially formed premises, mechanisms and social institutions such as gender binarism (the consideration that there are only two genders, men and women) and heterosexuality as a social rule. Feminisms question and denounce the discrimination and violence against women that arouse from patriarchy and gender social construction, and as a result of the activist fight for LGBTQI rights, they defend the diversity on gender identities and expressions.