Gender and Security


Dewaele, Aline. 2006. Gender and Security. Brussels: ISIS Europe.

Author: Aline Dewaele


Women and men are affected differently by conflict and, therefore, do have gender-specific needs during and after conflict. But until now the interests and rights of women have been largely overlooked and they still remain largely outside the power structures that make decisions and participate in peace processes. Although, nearly six years after the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ (October 2000), some progress towards its implementation has been achieved, a lot of work still needs to be done. This article examines war’s impact on women, their role in the peacebuilding process, seeks to identify what further progress is still needed and makes recommendations for further implementation of UNSCR 1325.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Peacebuilding, Peace Processes, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Rights, Women's Rights, Security, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325

Year: 2006

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