Are Women Peaceful? Reflections on the Role of Women in Peace-Building


Charlesworth, Hilary. 2008. ‘Are Women Peaceful? Reflections on the Role of Women in Peace-Building’. Feminist Legal Studies 16 (3): 347–61.

Author: Hilary Charlesworth


This paper examines the way that women’s relationship to peace is constructed in international institutions and international law. It identifies a set of claims about women and peace that are typically made and considers these in light of women’s experience in the conflicts in Bougainville, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. 


Keywords: Bougainville, democracy, East Timor, international law, peace-building, post-conflict reconstruction, Solomon Islands, women

Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Gender, Women, International Law, Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Regions: Oceania Countries: Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste

Year: 2008

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