Video: Digital peacebuilding and intersectional feminism

Launch event of our latest report

Protesters recording demonstrations in Washington, DC / United States on May 29 2020 Digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in peace processes and peacebuilding programming. Photo © Shutterstock.com / Jackson Fox-Bland

Watch our event with Platform Peaceful Conflict Transformation and Build Up discussing how intersectional feminist approaches can transform digital peacebuilding.


How can we ensure that digital peacebuilding projects do not reinforce existing inequalities? How can a feminist lens to their approach and activities be ensured? What do we need to keep in mind during their implementation?

There are numerous researchers and practitioners who explore how including intersectional feminist perspectives delivers more impactful results in peacebuilding processes. Other scholars investigate how gender-sensitive and feminist approaches need to be applied to digital technologies in order to reduce the risk of reproducing biases or even doing harm. The report “Sealing the cracks. An intersectional feminist perspective on digital peacebuilding” explores how these two perspectives intersect in digital peacebuilding.

At this launch event, we discussed these topics with a panel of peace practitioners, policymakers and researchers. We also investigated how our research findings can contribute to Germany’s new feminist foreign and development policies.

Digital peacebuilding and intersectional feminism

Launch event of the report "Sealing the cracks”

31 May 2023
15:00 - 16:15 CEST (ics, ical)

Online event via Zoom.

This event was held in English.

Welcome remarks by Ginger Schmitz, Managing Director, Platform for Peaceful Conflict Transformation

Panel discussion with:

  • Harriet Adong, Executive Director, Foundation for Integrated Rural Development Uganda (FIRD)
  • Nadine Alidib, Regional Musawat Project Lead & Coordinator, Pax for Peace (PAX)
  • Jennifer Menninger, Managing Director, Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Germany

Mira el Mawla, co-author of the study and MENA Programmes Lead at Build Up, presented the main findings.

Moderated by Beatrix Austin, Head of Conflict Transformation Research Department, Berghof Foundation.


The event was co-organised by the Berghof Foundation, Platform Peaceful Conflict Transformation and Build Up.


Please note that the event will be recorded using the cloud-based recording tool within the Zoom.us platform (using cloud servers based in the U.S.), to be published on the Berghof Foundation’s website and social media channels for external communications purposes. You can find the Berghof Foundation’s data protection notice here. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Berghof Foundation's Data Protection Officer (data.protection@berghof-foundation.org).


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