Category Archive: Gender

6 ways to support gender inclusion in peace transitions

This post by Dr Sophia Close was first published by Conciliation Resources and is re-posted here with permission. Participation of women and other excluded groups in peace talks and political bargaining is important for sustainable peace. Clear opportunities to support gender inclusion exist in all phases of a peace process – before, during and after a […]

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Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia

Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia Citation:  Download the Report Policy Points:  Deliberately building practical forms of inclusion into peace negotiations, agreements and implementing institutions are ways to seize the opportunities for inclusion during and immediately after the negotiation of a peace agreement. Using an intersectional approach to peacebuilding can […]

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Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women

Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women Citation: Download the briefing paper Key findings: Women experience many different types of violence in conflict. Peace and conflict agendas tend to focus on preventing particular forms of violence (for example strategic rape). Increased recognition is required of the different forms of violence which women experience, the ways […]

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Gendering the Law of Occupation: The Case of Cyprus

Gendering the Law of Occupation: The Case of Cyprus Citation: Download the journal article Abstract: The long-term occupation of Northern Cyprus provides some valuable insights into the gendered dimensions of the law of occupation. Specifically, close analysis of conflict-related patterns of sexual violence, the regulation of family relationships, and the challenge of sexual trafficking allows […]

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Gender in political transition: Bougainville’s peace process

Gender in political transition: Bougainville’s peace processs Citation:  Access the report here. Abstract: Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 2001 has provided opportunities for greater inclusion. This report explores how gender dynamics shape decision-making, power and […]

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Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions

Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions Citation:  Access the article here. Abstract: While international law has typically waxed and waned in feminist favours, contemporary feminist engagements reveal a strongly critical, reflective thrust about the costs of engaging international law and the quality of ostensible gains. To inform this reflection, […]

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Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process

Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process Citation: Kirkham, A., Close, S., Yousuf, Z. (2018). Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process (PSRP Report). London: Conciliation Resources. Download Report. Key Points: Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in […]

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Violent conflict, political settlement and intimate partner violence, Lessons from Northern Ireland

 Violent conflict, political settlement and intimate partner violence, Lessons from Northern Ireland Citation: Download the research report. Policy points: An understanding of inter-personal (‘domestic’) violence (IPV) that incorporates coercive and controlling behaviour related to threats of harassment and psychological abuse, alongside physical violence, is vital in both conflict and post-conflict situations. Given the investment in […]

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Fionnuala Ní Aoláin’s remarks on Civil Society Empowerment and Women, Peace and Security

PSRP researcher Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (TJI, Ulster University, UN Special Rapporteur for Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights) UN Special Rapporteur for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights While Countering Terrorism spoke at to the UN General Assembly and led a discussion on ‘Civil Society Empowerment and Women, Peace and Security’ at the invitation of […]

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The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict Citation: Purchase the book. Key points: Focuses on the multidimensionality of gender in conflict Provides a substantial set of case studies from across the globe on conflict and gender Assesses the role of gender in violent conflicts, with an emphasis on women’s experiences Keywords: gender; conflict Return to search […]

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