About the Conference

The purpose of the conference is to highlight that women and girls need to be included and specifically targeted in planning for economic resilience. Special consideration must be given to their needs in education, livelihoods, skills training, employment, access to resources, in particular for female-headed households and in light of socio-economic restrictions placed on women and girls. Furthermore, research and practice has built an unquestionable evidence base showing that women’s participation in peace and security work strengthens the protection efforts of peacekeepers and peacemakers, improves efforts against radicalization and the spread of extremism, accelerates economic recovery through more diverse peace dividends, and exponentially increases the chances that peace will be sustainable over the long run.