In Pursuit of Peace and Security: How Gender Makes a Difference

More+Events ♦ Published: November 11, 2015; 15:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Why is it important to include a gender perspective in peace processes and why does it matter if women are involved? These are issues that will be in focus at an OSCE Security Days event in Vienna on Friday, 13 November, which will explore the gender perspective of crisis prevention, conflict management and post-conflict rehabilitation.

How Gender Makes a Difference / Picture: © Wikipedia / Zaccarias

Gender equality, also known as sex equality, gender egalitarianism, sexual equality or equality of the genders, is the view that men and women should receive equal treatment, and should not be discriminated against based on gender.

This is the objective of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which seeks to create equality in law and in social situations,…