Women’s Participation and the Fate of Nonviolent Campaigns

Women in Resistance policy brief

On September 30th, Our Secure Future director Sahana Dharmapuri, One Earth Future Research (OEFR) director Conor Seyle, and OEFR Fellow Erica Chenoweth published a new policy brief titled Women’s Participation and the Fate of Nonviolent Campaigns. The brief draws on the findings from the full report, which examines the effects of women’s representation in resistance movements on their choice of strategies and movement effectiveness. Drawn from the Women in Resistance (WiRe) data set, this report is a first of its kind attempt to assess resistance movements on the degree to which they incorporate women into their political goals, their memberships, and their leadership. This brief outlines key findings from the data, as well as practical implications and recommendations for governments, civil society, and scholars.