GENDER JUSTICE Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security Overview


KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security initiative is rooted in the understanding that in situations of conflict and post-conflict women are victimized many times over, through gender inequity, poverty, racism, military conflict, and sexual violence as a strategy of war. At the same time, women and women’s organizations are integral actors in the defense of human rights and in processes for peace, justice and reparations. KAIROS works with partners in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Israel/Palestine, the Philippines and South Sudan to end gender based violence in militarized conflict and to increase the participation of women in peacebuilding processes at all levels.