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Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action is a resource for women peace builders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security. Inclusive Security and International Alert collaborated to publish the toolkit in November 2004. Directed to women peace builders and the policy community, the toolkit outlines the components of peace building from conflict prevention to post-conflict reconstruction and highlights the role that women play in each phase.

In 2007, Inclusive Security released an update to the toolkit with the goal of illustrating the toolkit's concepts with new developments occurred after its original publication. Please note that the update is a complement to, not a substitute for, the toolkit.

The main goals of the Toolkit are to:

provide an overview of critical information and strategies for addressing key peace and security issues;
bridge the divide between the realities of peace activists in conflict, post-conflict, and transition areas, and the international practitioners and policymakers responsible for designing and implementing programs in these contexts;
present issues in a user-friendly manner and demystify the "policy speak" and terminology used by the international community;
describe how women are affected by and contribute to peacemaking, peace building, and security processes; and
highlight practical examples of women's contributions and offer concrete, feasible steps for fostering their empowerment.

A key measure of our success will be the extent to which activists, policymakers, and others use, develop, and take ownership of this resource.
To read the full document, please use the following links:
Foreword, Who We Are, and Copyright
2007 Toolkit Update
Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Reconstruction
Security Issues
Justice, Governance and Civil Society
Protecting Vulnerable Groups

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