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From UN Resolution 1325 (2000), which acknowledged the impact of armed conflict on women and girls and the importance of women’s full participation in peacebuilding, to international efforts to mainstream consideration of women and gender in development policy praxis, it is clear there is nothing new about the consideration of women’s roles in peacebuilding and peace research. However, twenty-two years after the UN resolution, critical intervention in the deployment of women’s rights in peace policy and practice is needed.

This issue of Peace Policy offers three such interventions that illuminate tensions between women’s constructive roles in peacebuilding and redressing gender, epistemic, structural, political, and historical injustice. The authors examine what the praxis of women and peacebuilding may obscure, namely that peace has to be feminist, which means dismantling all relations of domination as per Chiapas’ disruption of patriarchal norms (Linda Quiquivix); that a Palestinian feminist critique of “peace” opens up decolonial horizons for alternative political imaginations (Sarah Ihmoud); and that, finally, neglecting to intersect religion as integral to women and peacebuilding praxis constrains the analytic and policy scopes (Katherine Marshall).

Co-Editors for this issue: Ruth Carmi, Ph.D. Student in Peace Studies and Sociology, and Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies

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