Gender: The Missing Piece in the Peace Puzzle


Björkdahl, Annika, and Johanna Mannergren Selimovic. 2016. "Gender: The Missing Piece in the Peace Puzzle." In The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace, edited by Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda, and Jasmin Ramović, 181-92. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Authors: Annika Björkdahl, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic


Several scholars from various theoretical perspectives have proposed pieces of the peace puzzle.1 As scholars fit together the sometimes disparate pieces of this puzzle, the missing pieces become more visible, and gender is among them. While gender studies, feminist international relations (IR) scholars, and peace and conflict researchers informed by a gender perspective have contributed to this puzzle, epistemological, ontological and methodological barriers have often prevented this work from attracting a mainstream audience.

Keywords: gender equality, sexual violence, human security, gender perspective, peace process

Topics: Conflict, Feminisms, Gender, Peace Processes

Year: 2016

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