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Gender, peace and security in Africa
4 May 2012

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), African Leadership Centre (ALC) and Fahamu successfully co-hosted a one-day brainstorming session on gender, peace and security in Africa. The meeting brought together 19 researchers, practitioners and academics engaged on issues of gender, conflict management and post-conflict reconstruction from across the continent. The event took place on 4 May 2012 at the ALC in Nairobi, Kenya.

The specific objectives of the brainstorming session were to:

  • Map current discourses, research and practice and identify research gaps on gender, peace and security (GPS)

  • Identify key areas that will begin to constitute an agenda for African scholarship on gender, peace and security (GPS) in Africa
  • Explore the viability of a pan-African think-tank on gender, peace and security (GPS)

This report highlights the salient issues that emerged at this one-day meeting.

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