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Gender in policymaking is about more than counting women

How do notions of masculinity and femininity influence decision-making in matters of security and stability? Hannah Wright introduces her doctoral research which explores how gendered norms embedded in government departments might shape the way policymakers – women and men – approach their work.

Advocates of the Women, Peace and Security agenda call for the “equal participation and full involvement” of […]

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, WPS in policy|Comments Off on What does a feminist foreign policy have to do with men?|
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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, WPS in policy|Comments Off on The absence of Women, Peace and Security from the NATO Brussels Summit 2017 is a welcome omission|