New Publication: Women, Peace and Security in a Changing Climate

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 00:00 to Monday, November 30, 2020 - 00:00

Check out a new article, "Women, Peace and Security in a Changing Climate," written by CGSHR Director, Dr. Carol Cohn and senior research fellow, Dr. Claire Duncanson and published today in the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

The article argues that the effort to get the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda implemented in a series of bureaucratic institutions has pulled the agenda quite far from its original motivating goal of gender-just sustainable peace. The 20th of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 must not only be the occasion to retrain our focus on that goal, but also to acknowledge that the climate crisis creates new challenges to achieving it. However, the climate crisis creates not only challenges for the WPS agenda, but also opportunities. The article argues that the sustainability of peace and of the planet are inextricably linked, and that the realization of the WPS agenda requires transformations to social, political, and, most importantly, economic structures that are precisely the same as the transformations needed to ward off greater climate catastrophe.

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