Category Archive: Gender

New Institutions, New Gender Rules? A Feminist Institutionalist Lens on Women and Power-Sharing

New Institutions, New Gender Rules? A Feminist Institutionalist Lens on Women and Power-Sharing Download journal article Abstract: This article examines the apparent tension between power-sharing as the dominant approach to conflict settlement and the inclusion of women and provisions for gender equality as promoted through the Women, Peace and Security agenda. We argue that applying […]

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International Gender Equality Norms and their Fragmented Protection in Conflict

International Gender Equality Norms and their Fragmented Protection in Conflict Download journal article Abstract: Normative and legal developments in the protection of gender equality in conflict have proliferated in recent decades across diverse regimes of public international law. Nevertheless, the ultimate impact of such international norms on domestic conflict-affected settings is unclear. This article sets […]

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Transforming Responses to Domestic Violence in a Politically Contested Environment: The Case of Northern Ireland

Transforming Responses to Domestic Violence in a Politically Contested Environment: The Case of Northern Ireland Citation: Download journal article Abstract: Domestic violence is a global phenomenon, but it takes on specific modalities in different cultural and geo-political settings. Drawing on evidence from the Northern Irish case, this article is concerned with exploring the relationship between […]

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Gender, Social Networks and Conflict Processes

Gender, Social Networks and Conflict Processes Citation: Download journal article Abstract: War is an inherently social process, from the mobilization of new, armed organizations, to the relational aftershocks of violence affecting families and local communities. This essay synthesizes existing feminist research on dynamics of conflict and peacebuilding and brings a social network approach to understanding […]

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Gendered Political Settlements and Peacebuilding: Mapping Inclusion in Practice

Gendered Political Settlements and Peacebuilding: Mapping Inclusion in Practice Citation: Download journal article Abstract: This paper looks at practice-research methods used by Conciliation Resources (CR), an international peacebuilding organisation, as part of the Political Settlements Research Project. Between 2015 and 2017, Conciliation Resources and its partners convened three learning workshops in Nepal, Colombia, and Bougainville. […]

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Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements

Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements Citation: Download journal article. Abstract: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 provided that peace agreements should adopt a ‘gender perspective’. This commitment has been reiterated in women, peace and security resolutions since that time. This article uses a mixed qualitative and […]

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Bridging the Enforcement Gap? Evaluating the Inquiry Procedure of the CEDAW Optional Protocol

Bridging the Enforcement Gap? Evaluating the Inquiry Procedure of the CEDAW Optional Protocol Citation: Download journal article Abstract: Considerable optimism accompanied the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Optional Protocol. However, one of the Optional Protocol’s two enforcement measures, the inquiry procedure, appeared to languish for […]

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Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security

Written by Prof Christine Bell, and reposted from https://16daysblogathon.wordpress.com/ relating to PSRP’s new report: ‘Reimagining Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives’, authored by Fidelma Ashe of University of Ulster, dealing with LGBT security in Northern Ireland. Recently I visited the ‘Homomonument’ memorial in Amsterdam which commemorates the many gay and lesbian people persecuted by the Nazis. Estimates […]

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Reimaging Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives

Reimaging Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives Citation:  Download report Key findings: In deeply divided societies, political negotiations and accords to address violent conflict often address historical grievances surrounding ethno-nationalist, political, social and cultural inequalities. Grievances relating to other identities are often side-lined as residual matters in terms of making and building peace. The […]

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Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes

Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes Citation: Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief sets out the various contexts in which different forms of political power-sharing are established in peace agreements. It indicates the challenges for women but also for other groups who are not at the centre of […]

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