Women in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in Africa


  • Aborisade Olasunkanmi Philosophy Unit, Department of General Studies, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State


Conflict, Building, Peace, Resolution, Traditional


In this paper, we described conflict is an unavoidable component of human activity. It is a normal daily occurrence. When it happens the next thing is resolution of conflict. Studies have shown that women are often exonerated when it comes to building peace and resolution of conflict. Given the second-class status of women in Africa, their skills and contributions are often under-valued and under-utilized. It this situation of women that lead the U.N. Security Council in Resolution 1325 reaffirmed the important role of women in peace building and resolution of conflicts and called for “their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and securityâ€. This paper draws upon known capacity of traditional Africa women in peace and resolution of conflict to better understand the implications of SCR1325, and proof that African women deserve to be included in peace building and resolution of conflict in Africa.



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How to Cite

Olasunkanmi, A. (2014). Women in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in Africa. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(4). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJHSS/article/view/1191