Peace and Security: Implications for Women

Peace and Security: Implications for Women

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Author: Mundkur, Anuradha
ISBN: 9780702249228
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Year First Published: 2012
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 228mm x 154mm x 26mm
Format: Paperback / softback

What is being done in conflict-affected countries to advance women's participation in peace processes and decision-making? In Peace and Security- Implications for women the authors combine a broad overview with specific local knowledge to examine the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 'Women, Peace and Security'. They present case studies from Timor-Leste, Fiji and Sri Lanka to suggest the necessary steps to protect women and girls from violence, to ensure the perspectives of women in peacekeeping are not overlooked, and to increase the participation of women in decision-making. While identifying obstacles, the emphasis is on articulating best practices in numerous contexts and outlining key actions to be taken by development agencies, women's NGOs and policy-makers. In recognising the role of women, the authors argue the cause of peace will be better served. Through the lens of women suffering from war imposed upon them from above and women contributing to peace processes by working collaboratively from below, Peace and Security provides practical and transferable learning opportunities for advancing women's security and women's participation in leadership roles.

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