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Women's Peace in Cyprus: Recommendations of the Gender Advisory Team (GAT) on the Peace Negotiations in Cyprus

Demetriou, Olga and Hadjipavlou, Maria and Bozkurt, Umut and Mertan, Biran and Atli, Mine and Taki, Yiouli and Zincir Celal, Rana and Zenon, Magda (2012) 'Women's Peace in Cyprus: Recommendations of the Gender Advisory Team (GAT) on the Peace Negotiations in Cyprus.', Project Report. Peace Research Institute Oslo.


​‘Neutrality’ or ‘objective terms’ in official documents, especially state documents, very often imply a male-centred approach which deprives women of the opportunity to voice their needs, views and perspectives on the content of such documents, be they a peace agreement or a new constitution. To remedy this, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security [UNSCR 1325 (2000)] calls upon member-states to include women’s perspectives and contributions to both the peace process and conflict resolution. Within this context, GAT has submitted the following recommendations, based on key principles of gender equality pertaining to four key areas discussed in the peace negotiations in Cyprus. These areas are governance and power-sharing, citizenship, property, and economy. The recommendations aim to ensure that women are effectively represented at the negotiation table and that the peace agreement which eventually emerges genuinely serves their interests.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
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Date accepted:01 March 2012
Date deposited:10 March 2023
Date of first online publication:01 March 2012
Date first made open access:10 March 2023

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