Participants at the second Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue discussed the relationship between social unrest and the design of constitutional reform processes, implications for democracy and peace, and opportunities to enhance and sustain women’s influence as processes institutionalize.
As Ireland prepares to begin its tenure of the UN Security Council in January 2021, Dr Catherine O’Rourke and Dr Aisling Swaine examine the lessons of inclusive peacebuilding from Northern Ireland and how these might inform the UN Security Council’s work on women, peace and security.
Dr Catherine O’Rourke of the Transitional Justice Institute launched her new book, Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law, in an online event marking the anniversary of a key UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security.
Research from the Political Settlements Research Programme has contributed to the OECD’s report on States of Fragility 2020, which examines the dramatic impact of Covid-19 on the global state of fragility and sets out a policy agenda at a critical turning point.
PSRP and UN Women presented the new PeaceFem mobile app at the Virtual Torino Forum for Sustaining Peace on 8 September, and led a discussion on the potential of technology to support the Women, Peace and Security and Youth, Peace and Security Agendas.
A new book examines how institutions and regimes interact to protect women’s rights in conflict. Written by Dr Catherine O’Rourke of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, the book uses case studies to reveal the implications of the fragmented protection of women’s rights in conflict.
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