This month we spotlight women pioneers who have aided in the advancement of WPS 08-31 March

Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Participation in Peace Processes in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Experience of MONUSCO

Photo: MONUSCO/Lassana Dabo

Research on women, peace and security provides strong evidence that gender equality and women’s empowerment are associated with more peaceful and stable outcomes. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) facilitates the inclusion of women peace activists in local conflict, early warning and prevention mechanisms.


Photo: Yulia Panevina/UN Women

On International Women’s Day, 08 March 2022, AU launched the campaign #WhatAfricanWomenWant to popularise and advocate for the speedy and full implementation of its Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.