Peace and security are key goals in achieving a stable and inclusive society. As such, decision-making and policy implementation should involve the equal participation of both men and women in the community. Having more women in governance and other prominent public office positions generally contributes to greater focus on women’s issues and also encourages more political engagement at the grassroots level by ordinary women.
Women’s perspectives and experiences are important in helping to reinforce gender justice through the promotion of inclusive political systems and legal reforms in post-conflict situations. In addition, the participation of women in peacekeeping efforts can have a profound impact on societal stability through conflict resolution and the reconciliation of human relationships.
However, women in many parts of the world continue to be denied their right to participate in important decisions that affect their lives, leading to the neglect of women’s concerns. Therefore, in order to build and maintain a stable and peaceful society, governments should actively incorporate women into political processes and peace building efforts.