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    Keeping the ‘refugee crisis’ out of policy making on WPS marginalises conflict-affected women in Europe

Keeping the ‘refugee crisis’ out of policy making on WPS marginalises conflict-affected women in Europe

Audrey Reeves and Aiko Holvikivi discuss how an imagined division between a ‘safe’ Europe and ‘unsafe’ outside has marginalised refugee women within the WPS agenda and introduce their new working paper ‘The Women, Peace and Security agenda and the ‘refugee crisis’: missing connections and missed opportunities in Europe’.

Conflict-affected women who have been forcibly displaced, especially those seeking asylum […]

June 27th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments|
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    The WPS agenda and the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Missing connections and missed opportunities in Europe – Aiko Holvikivi and Audrey Reeves (6/2017)

The WPS agenda and the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Missing connections and missed opportunities in Europe – Aiko Holvikivi and Audrey Reeves (6/2017)

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has successfully constructed the figure of the conflict-affected woman as a subject worthy of attention, inclusion and protection on the part of the international community. This concern is especially palpable when she is physically present in a conflict zone. As the conflict-affected woman flees and seeks safety and security in Europe, however, […]

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    Rules designed to stop the funding of terrorism are hurting women’s rights

Rules designed to stop the funding of terrorism are hurting women’s rights

Isabelle Geuskens and Jayne Huckerby discuss their report, Tightening the Purse Strings: What Countering Terrorism Financing Costs Gender Equality and Security, highlighting how countering terrorism financing undermines women civil society and, ultimately, the protection and promotion of women’s rights.  
“It is killing our work, and the terrorists still get their money. They find their way.”
Women’s organisation working in Nigeria

In […]

June 22nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments|
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    War is not the only violence shaping women’s experiences in Iraq

War is not the only violence shaping women’s experiences in Iraq

A humanitarian worker in Iraq’s displaced person camps, Dr Orly Stern, describes the overlapping layers of violence that women experience in war.

I meet Nofa at a displaced person camp in northern Iraq. The pale 17-year-old wears a long velvet dress that must have once looked smart, before months in the harsh environs had tattered the material and beading. She […]

June 15th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment|
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    Transitional Justice and Women, Peace and Security: A critical reading of the EU Framework – Maria Martin de Almagro (5/2017)

Transitional Justice and Women, Peace and Security: A critical reading of the EU Framework – Maria Martin de Almagro (5/2017)

The European Parliament awarded its prestigious Sakharov Prize in October 2016 to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by Islamic State militias. Some months before, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its landmark conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba for his responsibility as commander-in-chief for sexual and gender-based violence committed by his troops in the Central African […]

What does a feminist foreign policy have to do with men?

Elin Bjarnegård and Erik Melander discuss the relationship between gender equality and peace, and argue that realising a feminist foreign policy requires more than securing women’s rights to equal participation.

Sweden has emphasised women’s participation and gender equality issues in foreign politics more and more systematically since the 1990s.  Under Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, the Swedish Government took it a […]

June 8th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on What does a feminist foreign policy have to do with men?|
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    What is considered the ‘same matter’, matters for women seeking justice

What is considered the ‘same matter’, matters for women seeking justice

In the final post of her series, Visiting Fellow and women’s human rights lawyer Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana highlights the need for a gender perspective to be applied to admissibility decisions.  

 

Admissibility and jurisdiction remain two significant hurdles for applicants seeking to obtain justice in regional and international courts. Often, applications are rejected without any reasons being provided. […]

June 2nd, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on What is considered the ‘same matter’, matters for women seeking justice|
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    How a case against Georgia strengthened international standards for tackling violence against women

How a case against Georgia strengthened international standards for tackling violence against women

In the second post of her series, Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana analyses how the X and Y v Georgia decision has strengthened international standards on gender-based violence. 

In my previous post, I discussed the need to incorporate a gender lens into procedural requirements. Here, I briefly set out the facts and analyse the merits of X and Y v […]

May 30th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on How a case against Georgia strengthened international standards for tackling violence against women|
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    The fallacy of gender-neutral legal procedure is limiting women’s access to justice

The fallacy of gender-neutral legal procedure is limiting women’s access to justice

Visiting Fellow and women’s human rights lawyer Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana makes the case for a gender perspective to be applied to legal procedural rules.

This piece reflects on how laws regulating procedural issues, such as admissibility can hamper women’s access to justice. It will be followed by further posts, which focus on the Committee on the Elimination of […]

May 25th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on The fallacy of gender-neutral legal procedure is limiting women’s access to justice|
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    The absence of Women, Peace and Security from the NATO Brussels Summit 2017 is a welcome omission

The absence of Women, Peace and Security from the NATO Brussels Summit 2017 is a welcome omission

As the Heads of State and Government from 28 countries prepare to meet for the 2017 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Katharine A M Wright analyses NATO’s engagement with Women, Peace and Security and discusses the future of the ‘gender agenda’ within the alliance.

The first NATO Summit under a Trump Presidency will be held this week in Brussels […]

May 22nd, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on The absence of Women, Peace and Security from the NATO Brussels Summit 2017 is a welcome omission|