Sealing the Cracks – An intersectional feminist perspective on digital peacebuilding

By: Platform Peaceful Conflict Transformation, Build Up and the Berghof Foundation | 2023 | Reports and Policy Briefs



This paper fills a gap in existing literature and practice where intersectional feminist approaches to technology meet intersectional feminist approaches to peacebuilding. It set out to explore how intersectionality might help to amplify the opportunities and reduce the risks of digital peacebuilding.

It showed that the strategic goal of adding an intersectional feminist lens to peacebuilding is to act from a better understanding of privilege and discrimination to tackle recurring challenges to impactful, inclusive peace processes. It also showed that the strategic goal of approaching digital technology through an intersectional feminist lens is to mitigate the discrimination built into technology design and use.

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