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Gender Strategies

This research examined how women work in practice to leverage inclusion in the space of the ‘formalised political unsettlement’.  It had two distinct components – one relating to gender norms as a tool for leveraging change, and the other relating to the ways in which institutionalising gender gains plays out.  The first ‘gender norms’ component examined the extent to which, and under what domestic conditions, international norms for gender equality provide leverage to non-elite groups (in this case women’s movements and organisations) to bargain over inclusive political settlements. It also considered the role of feminists in transnational non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations in supporting or potentially impeding these interventions.  The second part of the project examined the trajectory of establishing and implementing new institutions in periods of transition.  Bringing a gender lens to institutionalist theory, this component considered how the ‘nesting’ of new ‘engendered’ institutions in wider power structures operates to consolidate, or undo, gender mainstreaming gains achieved in that institution.

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Details :
  • Author : Harriet Cornell
  • Category : Gender, Peace Processes
  • Date : July 16, 2015
  • Tags : Colombia Gender Philippines