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POLICY BRIEF: Women, Peace and Security: New Conceptual Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Author: 
Nicola Pratt and Sophie Richter-Devroe

Executive summary

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions have attempted to redefine the relationships among women, peace and security. For many activists and practitioners, making gender central to peacebuilding and conflict resolution should transform the international peace and security agenda. However, there are indications that women are being integrated into the existing peace and security agenda without any transformation occurring.

This policy brief focuses on the conceptual basis of the women, peace and security(WPS) agenda in terms of three links: between gender and conflict, between gender and peacebuilding, and between the WPS agenda and feminist visions of peace Click Here>>