Category Archive: Women

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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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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Indigenous women and Colombia’s peace process

Indigenous women and Colombia’s peace process Salamanca, R. E., Ramirez, L. Cárdenas, M., Yousuf, Z. and Close, S. (June 2017) Citation:  Download the report. Key points: • Colombia’s Final Peace Agreement sets 
an international standard for the inclusion 
of indigenous women in peace processes: women’s and indigenous women’s organisations effectively lobbied to ensure their meaningful […]

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PA-X: Peace Agreement Access Tool

PA-X: Peace Agreement Access Tool   Keywords: Gender, Peace Processes, Peace Agreements, Political Settlements Return to Multimedia Forum.

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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 Gardner, J. and El-Bushra, J. (2016) 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 […]

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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 9. 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 […]

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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 6. 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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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 5. 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 […]

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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 Ní Aoláin, F. (March, 2016) 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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