Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Kenya (2008–2013)
Kenyan women’s groups played an active role in resolving post-election violence and implementing the peace agreements. This was the result of the historical presence of strong female personalities in key peace and human rights organizations in Kenya, as well as their previous experiences in peace processes—not only in Kenya, but also around the region. These precedents prepared the ground for women’s interventions in the process to resolve conflicts that erupted after contested presidential elections in 2007. The role of women’s groups in this peace process was characterized by early action and the creation of a women’s coalition across the conflict divide.
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