Category Archive: Women

Unsettling Bargains? Power-sharing and the Inclusion of Women in Peace Negotiations

Unsettling Bargains? Power-sharing and the Inclusion of Women in Peace Negotiations Citation:  Download the report in English, Arabic, French or Spanish. Policy points: • There is work on the processes by which power-sharing arrangements can exclude notably women but little systematic research on the relationship. The report’s 14 recommendations include: • Women and gender perspectives should […]

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Text and Context: Evaluating Peace Agreements for their ‘Gender Perspective’

Text and Context: Evaluating Peace Agreements for their ‘Gender Perspective’ Citation:  Download the report in English, Arabic, French or Spanish. Key points: • Number of peace agreements referencing women increased over time, apparently partly under the influence of UNSC Resolutions on women, peace and security. • This increase is greater in processes in which the […]

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International Gender Equality Norms and the Local Peacemaking Political Settlement

International Gender Equality Norms and the Local Peacemaking Political Settlement Citation: Download working paper. Policy points: • International interventions shaped by international gender norms commitment and expertise can re-structure local incentives and lead to local gender equality actors being taken seriously. • External interventions based on gender equality norms can usefully challenge local civil society […]

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On Selectivity, Virtual Reality and the Art of Non-debate: The United Nations Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

This post by Dr Catherine O’Rourke,  from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) University of Ulster, critically reflects on the recent United Nations Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. One of the key criticisms of the inaugural UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, UNSCR 1325 (2000), was the absence of accompanying […]

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Myths and Realities – What is the Women, Peace and Security Agenda? GJA Student Ambassador Report for PSRP

Rebecca Smyth is a Global Justice Academy Student Ambassador for 2015-16. The Political Settlements Research Programme has partnered with the GJA in this initiative, to bring fresh opinions on key PSRP themes and projects to a broader audience. In this post, Rebecca reflects on the 2015 Chrystal Macmillan Lecture, which was delivered by Madeleine Rees. Madeleine […]

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Repairing Communities: My experience of the TJI/PSRP Summer School

The TJI summer school, ‘Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair,’ was one of the first PRSP events. Here Jestina Mukoko (Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project, ZPP) talks about her experience. I was impressed by the input of the wide range of experts who were on hand and who spoke authoritatively in their […]

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