Supporting inclusive peace through technology: PeaceFem app V2 now live
Women’s participation in peacebuilding is vital for building inclusive, sustainable peace. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 reaffirms the important role of women in conflict resolution and calls for women’s equal participation and involvement in peace and security. Yet more than 20 years since its adoption, women frequently remain excluded from peace process negotiations and often participate at great personal risk. How can we encourage gender mainstreaming in peace processes, and can technology help?
In 2020 UN Women and our partners, PeaceRep, InclusivePeace, and the Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash University launched the PeaceFem mobile app to meet demand for tools and resources supporting women’s inclusion in peace processes. PeaceFem is designed to support women’s rights advocates, mediation teams, and other women, peace and security (WPS) actors in influencing peace process negotiations by providing case studies on gender provisions in peace agreements, and strategies used to work for their inclusion.
Following its launch in 2020, PeaceFem is now in use in more than 60 countries. We are delighted to announce that PeaceFem has now been updated for 2023, with additional case studies and languages that will expand the app’s reach and accessibility among WPS actors in even more regions around the world.
What’s new in Version 2?
- Additional case studies on women’s involvement and gender perspectives in peace processes in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Tunisia
- New full translations into French and Indonesian, alongside English and Arabic
- Technical improvements to improve user experience
PeaceFem is an important contribution to the growing field of PeaceTech, which uses data and technology to support peacebuilding. The app draws on case studies developed by InclusivePeace and Monash University and 30 years of PA-X peace agreement data from the University of Edinburgh.
This app was developed with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.
Read more about PeaceFem, including key features, user guides, and how-to videos.