Women, Peace, and Security

Repositioning Gender in Peace Agreements

By Sahla Aroussi

The adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security in October 2000 marked the beginning of a global agenda on women in armed conflicts and post-conflict transition. This book discusses the context and the content of this UN agenda and provides a systematic review of its implementation over the last 15 years in peace agreements around the world. The book is timely, offering a valuable contribution to the literature on gender in armed conflicts, peace agreements, peace mediation, and transitional justice. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach to raise key theoretical and practical questions often overlooked by scholars working within the strict boundaries of the distinct disciplines. It introduces a new dataset on peace agreements that provides important comprehensive evidence on the extent to which Resolution 1325 and other subsequent resolutions on women, peace, and security have impacted peace agreements. Through the reflections of elite peacemakers, the book provides additional insights into the practice of peacemaking and the challenges of implementing the UN resolutions on women, peace, and security on the ground. The findings have important policy implications for governments, international organizations, and NGOs that must refocus their efforts on bridging the gap between the theory and practice of gender sensitive peacemaking. (Series: Law and Cosmopolitan Values - Vol. 6) [Subject: Gender and the Law, Transitional Justice, Peace Studies, Security Studies]

Publication Date: 9/3/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780683195