Prügl, Elisabeth, Christelle Rigual, Arifah Rahmawati, Joy Onyesoh, Rahel Kunz, Mimidoo Achakpa, Wening Udasmoro. 2019. Taking a Gendered Bottom-up Approach to Peacebuilding. Gender and Conflict Research Brief 2 | 2019. Geneva: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
The Gender and Conflict project studies practices of peacebuilding from a bottom-up perspective that recognises community leaders and members as peacebuilders and takes seriously everyday practices and situated knowledges as resources for conflict management. Project findings lead to three core insights further elaborated in this brief. First, a gendered, bottom-up approach to peacebuilding requires collaborations that valorise local knowledge and actors. Second, such peacebuilding requires an appreciation of intersectionally gendered diversity as a resource for conflict management. Third, a gendered, bottom-up approach to peacebuilding requires recognising gender as a fluid social construction.