Women, Peace & Security: Sensemaking Beyond 2020
“Organic gardening was chosen as a medium for people to repair their relation, prepare for a better future. Trust was the first element to restore. Throughout the process of organic farming, each individual, women and men and children, provided a space to release their wounded, and find a more peaceful way to continue life.”
– Global Online Consultation Participant
Some of the most effective peacebuilding initiatives have created places for shared investment between former conflict parties in communities, such as community gardens or agricultural collectives.
In many communities, women are doing the everyday work of peacebuilding by forging ties across lines of former conflict and helping de-escalate conflicts.
These platforms share four characteristics: