"Paint Your Voice" Event in Colombia
"Paint Your Voice" Event in Colombia | Photo: United Nations Photo | CC BY NC ND 2.0

Reducing the gender gap in the Colombian peace implementation: the participation of homemakers in the local peacebuilding

The peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been considered as one of the most inclusive peace agreements. However, in comparison to men, women are engaging less in participatory peace implementation mechanisms, such as community meetings that identify needs and projects to develop conflict-affected regions. An analysis of survey data reveals that not all women, but particularly those that self-identify as homemakers, tend to participate less in civic organizations that promote engagement in community meetings.