swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It analyses the causes of violent conflicts and develops strategies for their peaceful transformation. swisspeace contributes to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation by producing innovative research, shaping discourses on international peace policy, developing and applying new peacebuilding tools and methodologies, supporting and advising other peace actors, as well as by providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, critical reflection and learning.
The Swiss Platform for Peacebuilding KOFF at swisspeace is a platform for exchange, dialogue and network composed of state and non-state actors engaged in the fields of peace, human rights and development. In cooperation with two of its members, KOFF runs the project “Civil Society Contribution to the Swiss National Action Plan 1325 on Women, Peace and Security”. The project aims at increasing the relevance of Swiss policies and raising awareness in the Swiss parliament and public on topics related to women, peace and security, gender equality and women’s rights.
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