Snagged on the Contradiction: NATO UNSC Resolution 1325, and Feminist Responses

Citation:

Cockburn, Cynthia. 2011. ‘Snagged on the Contradiction: NATO UNSC Resolution 1325, and Feminist Responses’. Unpublished mansuscript. http://www.cynthiacockburn.org/BlogNATO1325.pdf.

Author: Cynthia Cockburn

Abstract:

Feminist antimilitarists in a host of countries and contexts are struggling with the contradictions inherent in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 of 31 October 2000 on Women, Peace and Security. It was ‘our’ achievement. It was ‘our’ project and ‘our’ success. Yet the more energetically we push for its implementation, the more we see its limitations. Worse, we realize how it can be used for ends quite contrary to those we intended. In this respect, NATO is a thought-provoking case. No…. more than that, it’s an enraging example of how good feminist work can be manipulated by a patriarchal and militarist institution. 

Keywords: UNSCR 1325, NATO, militarism, antimilitarism, patriarchy

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Women, Masculinity/ies, Gendered Power Relations, Patriarchy, International Organizations, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militarism, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325 Countries: Afghanistan

Year: 2011

© 2017 CONSORTIUM ON GENDER, SECURITY & HUMAN RIGHTSLEGAL STATEMENT All photographs used on this site, and any materials posted on it, are the property of their respective owners, and are used by permission. Photographs: The images used on the site may not be downloaded, used, or reproduced in any way without the permission of the owner of the image. Materials: Visitors to the site are welcome to peruse the materials posted for their own research or for educational purposes. These materials, whether the property of the Consortium or of another, may only be reproduced with the permission of the owner of the material. This website contains copyrighted materials. The Consortium believes that any use of copyrighted material on this site is both permissive and in accordance with the Fair Use doctrine of 17 U.S.C. § 107. If, however, you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please contact the Consortium at info@genderandsecurity.org.