While women remain a minority of combatants and perpetrators of war, they increasingly suffer the greatest harm. From the DRC to Cote d'Ivoire, and from Burundi to Liberia, African women have played a critical role in the peace process and are essential agents in post-conflict reconstruction. However, they have either been absent or under-represented in diplomatic peace negotiations during which peace accords have been signed and the future of countries decided. read more....

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