Women and International Peacekeeping

Author: Louise Olsson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714652369
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

This volume deals with women's participation in international peacekeeping operations and what those operations might consider to be the role and circumstances of women, including those of the host society. Essays include: a theoretical perspective on women and war, highlighting the difference between post-modernist and universalist approaches to women's roles in peacemaking and conflict resolution, the role of women in military operations, the implications of the high levels of sexual violence in peacekeeping operations and the UN's gender policy for peacekeeping operations.

Peacebuilding

Author: Elisabeth Porter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134151721
Release Date: 2007-09-18
Genre: Political Science

This book clarifies some key ideas and practices underlying peacebuilding; understood broadly as formal and informal peace processes that occur during pre-conflict, conflict and post-conflict transformation. Applicable to all peacebuilders, Elisabeth Porter highlights positive examples of women’s peacebuilding in comparative international contexts. She critically interrogates accepted and entrenched dualisms that prevent meaningful reconciliation, while also examining the harm of othering and the importance of recognition, inclusion and tolerance. Drawing on feminist ethics, the book develops a politics of compassion that defends justice, equality and rights and the need to restore victims’ dignity. Complex issues of memory, truth, silence and redress are explored while new ideas on reconciliation and embracing difference emerge. Many ideas challenge orthodox understandings of peace. The arguments developed here demonstrate how peacebuilding can be understood more broadly than current United Nations and orthodox usages so that women’s activities in conflict and transitional societies can be valued as participating in building sustainable peace with justice. Theoretically integrating peace and conflict studies, international relations, political theory and feminist ethics, this book focuses on the lessons to be learned from best practices of peacebuilding situated around the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Peacebuilding will be of particular interest to peace practitioners and to students and researchers of peace and conflict studies, international relations and gender politics.

Gender Equality and United Nations Peace Operations in Timor Leste

Author: Louise Olsson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004175495
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

This book expands the inquiry of United Nations peace operations to incorporate their effects on the equality of the host state. Thereby, the study enhances our ability to trace changes in the power balance between men and women and systematically explores the effects on the power-relation in Timor-Leste 1999-2006.

Gender Peace and Security

Author: Fredline M'Cormack-Hale
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9781849290746
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Examines women's role in both conflict and post-conflict reconciliation. It describes how UNSCR 1325 provides support for women in peace-building processes and provides case studies of how it has been implemented in selected countries, including the benefits of NAPs and women's involvement in their adoption.

Women Peace and Security

Author: United Nations. Secretary-General
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302226
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Femmes et guerre

This study documents efforts by the UN and its agencies to better respond to the impact of armed conflict on women and girls. The study, which was mandated by the Security Council, recommends the integration of gender perspectives in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, as well as post-conflict reconstruction.

Women Peace and Security

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211009308
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

The Security Council held an open debate on "Women, Peace and Security", on 24-25 October 2000, in the Security Council Chamber. This is the first time in history of the UN that the Security Council has devoted an entire session to a debate on women's experiences in conflict and post-conflict situations and their contributions to peace. The meeting was sponsored by Namibia, which holds the Presidency of the Security Council for the month of October. This "at a glance" document sets out the main findings of this meeting, under Resolution 1325 (2000), which was adopted on 31 October 2000.

Gender Governance and International Security

Author: Nicola Pratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134924301
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Political Science

The United Nations Security Council, in 2000, unanimously passed a resolution calling for women’s increased participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, as well as their protection during conflict. This marked the first time that the UN Security Council explicitly addressed gender issues in ‘conflict’ and ‘post-conflict’ situations. But what difference has this international agenda on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ made to women’s lives on the ground and to the governance of international peace and security? This volume provides a critical evaluation of the mainstreaming of gender issues in matters of international peace and security resulting from the passage of Resolution 1325 in 2000. It considers how this agenda actually plays out in different contexts, and with what implications for women’s activism and for peace and security. The picture that emerges is not uniform, obliging us to reconsider the links between gender, conflict, different visions of peace and, consequently, different projects of peacebuilding. Consequently, the book poses new questions for transnational feminist scholars and activists. This book was based on a special issue of the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

Women and War

Author: Chantal de Jonge Oudraat
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781601270641
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

In consideration of UN Resolution 1325 (which called for women's equal participation in promoting peace and security and for greater efforts to protect women exposed to violence during and after conflict), this volume takes stock of the current state of knowledge on women, peace and security issues, including efforts to increase women's participation in post-conflict reconstruction strategies and their protection from wartime sexual violence.

Encyclopedia of International Peacekeeping Operations

Author: Oliver Ramsbotham
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
ISBN: UOM:39015043791535
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: History

This handy reference work, which ranges from the first UN observer missions in the Balkans in 1947 to present-day Bosnia, covers not only the "blue helmets", but also peacekeeping under other auspices. It also analyzes the broader national, regional, cultural, and international contexts of peacekeeping. Special focus is placed on such contemporary issues as human rights, peace-building from below, conflict resolution theory, civilian peacekeeping, cultural considerations, and women in peacekeeping. The coverage is enhanced by a chronology, charts, maps, a list of acronyms, an annotated bibliography, and references to key web sites.

Managing Crises Making Peace

Author: M. Galantino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137442253
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Political Science

In the face of emerging new threats, the EU's capacity to build a distinctive role in crisis management remains problematic. Analysing EU policies and actions, this collection sheds light on the EU's role in managing crises and peacekeeping, exploring avenues for a strategic EU vision for security and defense.

Gender and Peacebuilding

Author: Maureen P. Flaherty
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739192610
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Political Science

Along with provocative theoretical and critical analyses of gender in Peace and Conflict Studies, this book shares concrete examples of peacebuilding work by women from various corners of the world book and highlights the need for a gendered lens in peacebuilding work

Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

Author: Sabrina Karim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190602437
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Political Science

Recent developments such as Sweden's' Feminist Foreign Policy, the "Hillary Doctrine," and the integration of women into combat roles in the U.S. have propelled gender equality to the forefront of international politics. The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, however, has been integrating gender equality into peacekeeping missions for nearly two decades as part of the women, peace and security agenda that has been most clearly articulated in UNSC Resolution 1325. To what extent have peacekeeping operations achieved gender equality in peacekeeping operations and been vehicles for promoting gender equality in post-conflict states? While there have been major improvements related to women's participation and protection, there is still much left to be desired. Sabrina Karim and Kyle Beardsley argue that gender power imbalances between the sexes and among genders place restrictions on the participation of women in peacekeeping missions. Specifically, discrimination, a relegation of women to safe spaces, and sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and violence (SEAHV) continue to threaten progress on gender equality. Using unique cross-national data on sex-disaggregated participation of peacekeepers and on the allegations of SEAHV, as well as original data from the UN Mission in Liberia, the authors examine the origins and consequences of these challenges. Karim and Beardsley also identify and examine how increasing the representation of women in peacekeeping forces, and even more importantly through enhancing a more holistic value for "equal opportunity," can enable peacekeeping operations to overcome the challenges posed by power imbalances and be more of an example of and vehicle for gender equality globally.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

Author: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199300983
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Political Science

Traditionally, much of the work studying war and conflict has focused on men. Men commonly appear as soldiers, commanders, casualties, and civilians. Women, by contrast, are invisible as combatants, and, when seen, are typically pictured as victims. The field of war and conflict studies is changing: more recently, scholars of war and conflict have paid increasing notice to men as a gendered category and given sizeable attention to women's multiple roles in conflict and post-conflict settings. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict focuses on the multidimensionality of gender in conflict, yet it also prioritizes the experience of women, given both the changing nature of war and the historical de-emphasis on women's experiences. Today's wars are not staged encounters involving formal armies, but societal wars that operate at all levels, from house to village to city. Women are necessarily involved at each level. Operating from this basic intellectual foundation, the editors have arranged the volume into seven core sections: the theoretical foundations of the role of gender in violent conflicts; the sources for studying contemporary conflict; the conflicts themselves; the post-conflict process; institutions and actors; the challenges presented by the evolving nature of war; and, finally, a substantial set of case studies from across the globe. Genuinely comprehensive, this Handbook will not only serve as an authoritative overview of this massive topic, it will set the research agenda for years to come.

Women Peace and Security

Author: Funmi Olonisakin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136868078
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: History

This book provides a critical assessment of the impact of UN Resolution 1325 by examining the effect of peacebuilding missions on increasing gender equality within conflict-affected countries. UN Resolution 1325 was adopted in October 2000, and was the first time that the security concerns of women in situations of armed conflict and their role in peacebuilding was placed on the agenda of the UN Security Council. It was an important step forward in terms of bringing women’s rights and gender equality to bear in the UN’s peace and security agenda. More than a decade after the adoption of this Resolution, its practical reality is yet to be substantially felt on the ground in the very societies and regions where women remain disproportionately affected by armed conflict and grossly under-represented in peace processes. This realization, in part, led to the adoption in 2008 and 2009 of three other Security Council Resolutions, on sexual violence in conflict, violence against women, and for the development of indicators to measure progress in addressing women, peace and security issues. The book draws together the findings from eight countries and four regional contexts to provide guidance on how the impact of Resolution 1325 can be measured, and how peacekeeping operations could improve their capacity to effectively engender security. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, gender studies, the United Nations, international security and IR in general.