The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is releasing a series of reports based on the workshops conducted for the Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace and Planet project. More information on the Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace can be found on the project page, as well as links to all project reports and other project resources, including background papers, articles, bibliographies and analysis. 

Cohn, Carol. 2020. “The Women, Peace and Security Agenda and the Climate Crisis: Inextricable Links.” Presentation at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, March 9, 2020.

Environment, Climate Change, Peacebuilding, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS
If the goals of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda are understood as ensuring women’s human security, ending and preventing wars, and building gender-just, sustainable peace, confronting the climate crisis must be understood as both practically and conceptually inextricable from the realization of the WPS agenda.  This talk was presented at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, March 9-10, 2020, as part of the research seminar, “African Perspectives on the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 - Gendering Peace and Security.” The presentation report highlights what Carol Cohn describes as “inextricable links” between the climate crisis and WPS while also exploring what is to be gained from integrating a feminist perspective into making these connections moving forward.

Cohn, Carol and Claire Duncanson. 2015. Toward a Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Boston: Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights.

Environment, Climate Change, Extractive Industries, Feminisms, Feminist Political Economy, Infrastructure, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS
In June 2015, the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, in partnership with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), convened the inaugural workshop of the “Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace and Planet” project. The three-day workshop, held in Oslo, Norway, brought together a diverse international group of feminist scholars, policy makers, and partitioners, with the aim of identifying the most important transnational actors, processes, and dynamics shaping the prospects for sustainable peace in countries emerging from armed conflict. Two areas highlighted in this report, the rebuilding of physical infrastructure and the deepening of extractivism, shed light on the limits of the current Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda; the discussions explored suggestions for a more inclusive and sustainable path forward.

Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights. 2017. What Kind of Growth? Economies that Work for Women in Post-War Settings. Boston: Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights.

Development, Economies, Feminist Economics, Feminisms, Feminist Political Economy
Standard IFI prescriptions for post-war economic recovery, focusing overwhelmingly on growth of GDP, have only served to deepen pre-existing inequalities and create new ones for countries emerging from conflict. In return, the prospects for gender-equitable, sustainable peace are diminished. The question of what kind of economic growth could work to support gender equality in post-war contexts is central to this workshop and integral to the Consortium’s “Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace and Planet” project. This report summarizes three areas of focused discussion during the multi-day workshop: the core economic needs and challenges of post-war countries, critiques of current economic recovery practice, and new feminist economic approaches, ending with a discussion of strategies and solutions going forward. 

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