Between 1992 and 2011, only four per cent of signatories to peace agreements and less than 10 per cent of negotiators at peace tables were women.

In 2000, the UN Security Council passed the historic resolution 1325 on women, peace and security which calls for women to participate in peacebuilding.

The Geneva Graduate Institute’s Broadening Participation Project shows that when women's groups were able to effectively influence the process, a peace agreement was almost always reached and the agreement was more likely to be implemented.

As countries in conflict strive to achieve peace and stability, it is essential that women, often excluded from peace and reconciliation processes, are empowered to build and sustain peace in their communities. 

Both women and men must contribute equally to promoting peace, and gender should not be an issue, especially when volunteering, if their circumstances allow.

Peace is security, respect and acceptance for all. A healed world which provides wholeness and harmony without controversy. Respect for women and men alike.

Peace is not a situation; Peace is a state of mind. There is no ideal world except the world that we can create inside of us. Cultivating Peace in your own world means, first at all, to make peace with yourself and your past

Peace is tolerance in its highest most glorified form. It is unconditional compassion, upheld by acceptance and fueled by a deep and authentic understanding for difference.

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