The Role of Gender in Civil-Military Cooperation: A Unique Opportunity for Change

Citation:

Cook, Charlene, and Donna Winslow. 2007. "The Role of Gender in Civil-Military Cooperation: A Unique Opportunity for Change." Peace and Conflict Studies 14 (1): 58-72.

Authors: Charlene Cook, Donna Winslow

Abstract:

Post-conflict reconstruction provides a unique opportunity to redress the experience of women during war and capitalize on the shifting gender roles prompted by conflict to advance a more equitable female citizenship. However, most post-conflict initiatives have not incorporated a gender-based action plan, impeded by a disparate prioritization of gender by civil and military actors. In order to ensure equitable post conflict outcomes, gender representation and mainstreaming must be comparably prioritized by civil and military engagement in peace building. This paper explores Bosnia as a case study to highlight the necessary role of civil-military cooperation in gender-based peace building. (Cook and Winslow 2007)

Keywords: post-conflict reconstruction, civil-military cooperation, military, civilian, gender mainstreaming, peace building, Afro-Colombian

Topics: Armed Conflict, Citizenship, Civil Society, Gender, Women, Gender Roles, Gender Mainstreaming, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Regions: Europe, Balkans, Eastern Europe Countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Year: 2007

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