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Ukraine: Our demands on the Swiss Federal Council and the international community

One year after the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, there are no signs of a ceasefire, let alone peace. Every day the casualty numbers rise and the suffering increases. On the anniversary of the attack, we are issuing a renewed appeal with a special focus on the participation and protection of women.

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Transregional learning exchange

Moments of recognition and understanding emerged during the exchange between peace activists from Colombia and the Philippines. Interview with our programme officers Andrea Filippi and Karin Widmer.

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With passion and expertise:
New director

Our new director, Deborah Schibler, brings a lot of experience in peacebuilding and peace processes to her new position.

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An inclusive approach to the legacy of conflict

In the webinar "Memory and Transformation", experts and participants addressed the legacy of conflict-related violence and injustice. The recording of the webinar is now available.

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Job vacancy:
Seasoned Fundraiser

Are you a well connected, commited and experienced fundraiser? Then join our committed team in Bern and take on strategic and operational responsibility for our institutional and private partnerships and find new funding opportunities in Switzerland and abroad.

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Our topics

Feminist peace policy

Peace is more than the absence of war. Patriarchal power relations, structural violence and physical or psychological violence against women block the path to lasting peace. This is why we engage in peacebuilding with a feminist, intersectional perspective. And because we have a comprehensive understanding of peace.

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Women, Peace and Security

Women's rights are human rights. We work to ensure that core human rights standards are respected in conflict-affected regions too. Our work is based on the UN’s "Women, Peace and Security" agenda.

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Peace processes

Women's access to peace and conflict transformation processes is severely limited. However, peace processes offer critical windows of opportunity for the recognition of women's rights and for the elimination of discriminatory social structures and gender norms. Women and marginalised groups must therefore play an active role in peace processes.

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Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is one of the most common human rights violations worldwide. Particularly in conflict-affected contexts, violence against women increases in all its forms. Gender-based violence is a major obstacle to gender justice and lasting peace.

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Militarisation means more than "just" spending on armed forces: this spending is the consequence of a security policy geared towards war. As a feminist peace organisation, we oppose the claim that more weapons lead to more security. We demand demilitarisation and disarmament because that is the only way to achieve genuine peace and comprehensive security.

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