Gender equality vital for peace and security

Gender equality is a stronger predictor of peace than a country’s GDP or its level of democracy. As the proportion of women in a country’s legislature increases, the country is less likely to use force in foreign relations, less likely to have human rights abuses against its own people, and less likely to have civil war.

Marie O’Reilly, Senior Adviser of Peace is Loud, shares her findings on the role that gender plays in peace, security, conflict resolution, and more. What she found is that gender equality is a strong driver of stability and peace, and provides numerous examples of success.

Africa Center for Strategic Studies