Category Archive: Women

Women, Conflict and Public Authority in the Congo

Women, Conflict and Public Authority in the Congo Citation:  Download briefing paper. Key points: • Congolese women are involved in the exercise of local public authority and thus not entirely absent from political arena. • Women’s organisations do not have unequivocal positive effects on peace and stability and women’s inclusion alone does not guarantee transformation […]

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The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on the family, women and children

The impact of war on Somali men and its effects on on the family, women and children Citation:  Download briefing paper. Policy points: • Interventions for women and children should consider the well-being of the family as a whole. • A positive engagement with the issues confronting Somali men should be part of any attempt […]

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UN Review Processes: Politics and international state- and peacebuilding

UN Review Processes: Politics and international state- and peacebuilding Citation: Download briefing paper. Summary: This briefing paper examines three UN review documents produced in 2015 alongside the UN reform agenda and draws out key recommendations. Key points: • Call for reform of UN’s work in fragile and conflict-affected states and a more dynamic and political […]

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Security Council Resolution 2242 (2015) on Women, Peace and Security: Summary of critical elements and progress

Security Council Resolution 2242 (2015) on Women, Peace and Security: Summary of critical elements and progress Citation:  Download briefing paper. Summary: This briefing paper lists the key new points of UNSC Resolution 2242. It is the most comprehensive of its kind by 2015. Keywords: Women; Gender; UNSC Resolution 2242 Return to search all publications

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Mainstreaming Women’s Rights in the Human Rights Council Special Procedures: The UN Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice and UN Security Council Resolution 1325

This post by Dr Catherine O’Rourke, PSRP researcher from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, was first published by IntLawGrrls on 27 February 2017. It addresses the integration of proliferating normative and legal activity to advance women’s rights in conflict under international law. One of the most significant contemporary developments in international law and its application to the […]

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Law, Governance and Development: A Case Study of Women’s Social Mobilisation and Transitional Justice

Law, Governance and Development: A Case Study of Women’s Social Mobilisation and Transitional Justice Citation: Download briefing paper. Policy points: • A factor for the success of women’s civil socitey interventions into transitional justice processes is the openness of the domestic political settlement. • International law can matter to human rights outcomes for women legally […]

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A chronology of Colombian Peace Processes and Peace Agreements

A chronology of Colombian Peace Processes and Peace Agreements Citation:  Download briefing paper. Note: This briefing paper is part of a series produced for UN Women in connection to the Global Study and High Level Review connected to the 15 year UN Secretary General Review of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The Briefing papers have […]

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The ‘war on terror’ and extremism: assessing the relevance of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

The ‘war on terror’ and extremism: assessing the relevance of the Women, Peace and Security agenda Citation:  Download the journal article. Key points: • The WPS agenda mandate is largely irrelevant in relation to new forms of war and/or systematic use of force by states against non-state actors or fragile/dysfunctional territories. • The WPS agenda […]

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The Relationship of Political Settlement Analysis to Peacebuilding from a Feminist Perspective

The Relationship of Political Settlement Analysis to Peacebuilding from a Feminist Perspective Citation:  Download the journal article. Policy points: • This article explores how the emerging ‘political settlement’ literature and efforts to define the concept could learn from other related literatures to avoid the pitfalls of conflating gender and women. • It addresses how political […]

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Women at the Peace Table: The Gender Dynamics of Peace Negotiations

Women at the Peace Table: The Gender Dynamics of Peace Negotiations Citation: Download the book chapter Policy points: For a meaningful and genuine transformation process to take place, women’s interests cannot be aspirational but must be central part of the constitutional and legislative guarantees. Abstract: Where violence and conflict have become the norm, negotiating an […]

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