Almut Rochowanski works with civil society activists in the former Soviet Union, particularly in conflict/post-conflict regions such as Ukraine and Russia’s North Caucasus and on women’s and girls’ rights. From 2014, she has been advising international women’s peacebuilding organisations on their work in Ukraine and continues to support a country-wide network of grass-roots women activists.
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Within days of Russia invading Ukraine, the two sides started negotiations on a possible political settlement. These negotiations have been difficult to assess, as they have had little transparency and erratic messaging. Almut Rochowanski argues that Europe and the US should follow their own foreign policy doctrines and best practices – in particular, the EU should heed its commitment that women must participate and lead in peace processes.