WPS in policy

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    Special Rapporteur on Trafficking urges human rights approach and integration with the WPS agenda

Special Rapporteur on Trafficking urges human rights approach and integration with the WPS agenda

Christine Chinkin and Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana analyse the latest report from the UN trafficking expert, and find reason and opportunity for a more joined up approach to tackling trafficking of women and girls.

Last year the Centre for Women, Peace and Security published a Working Paper that reflected upon the interplay between the different international legal regimes that have […]

From Pillars to Progress in Women, Peace and Security

In advance of the launch at LSE on Thursday 29 November, co-editors Sara Davies and Jacqui True introduce the Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security.

The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security is a testament to two decades of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and a century of women’s peace activism.

Our starting point for the Handbook […]

November 26th, 2018|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on From Pillars to Progress in Women, Peace and Security|
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    A Feminist Approach to the International Law of Peace and Security

A Feminist Approach to the International Law of Peace and Security

With a snapshot from the first working group on a feminist approach to peace, Keina Yoshida introduces the new Feminist International Law of Peace and Security project.

 
“Why isn’t the Security Council called the Peace Council?”

Di Otto
 

On 14 September 2018, a group of international legal scholars met to discuss a new research project being undertaken at the LSE Centre […]

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    Economic empowerment of women displaced by conflict requires transformative change

Economic empowerment of women displaced by conflict requires transformative change

People displaced by conflict want and need to earn money and to provide for their families. In her recent research Zeynep Kaya uncovered the varied experiences of refugee and internally displaced women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and calls for an holistic approach to improving their chances of economic empowerment.

When Women for Women International and Gender Action for […]

May 2nd, 2018|Featured, From the field, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Economic empowerment of women displaced by conflict requires transformative change|
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    UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland

UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Following a critical UN report on access to abortion in Northern Ireland, Catherine O’Rourke explores the potential for synergies between the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Women, Peace and Security architecture in advancing women’s rights in conflict.

On February 23, 2018, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (the CEDAW Committee) […]

April 19th, 2018|Featured, Legal analysis, WPS in policy|Comments Off on UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland|

Telling Feminist Space at the Security Council

In ‘Encountering Metis in the Security Council’, the latest in the LSE WPS Working Paper Series, Sam Cook explores the practices of feminist advocacy on women, peace and security at the UN, and introduces us to the lesser-known Greek goddess, Metis.

Stories of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and of 1325 – the Resolution in the Security Council […]

Where are reproductive rights in the WPS Agenda?

Claire Pierson and Jennifer Thomson introduce their LSE WPS Working Paper ‘Abortion and Reproductive Rights in the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’.

Since 2000 the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has dominated discussions of women’s rights and political inclusion in conflict and post-conflict situations. Yet, despite the global profile that the agenda has gained, there has been little consideration […]

March 21st, 2018|WPS in policy|Comments Off on Where are reproductive rights in the WPS Agenda?|
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    The WPS Agenda requires a complementary approach to foreign and domestic policy 

The WPS Agenda requires a complementary approach to foreign and domestic policy 

Columba Achilleos-Sarll warns that departmental ‘ownership’ of women, peace and security, and a discordant approach to foreign and domestic policy, risks reinforcing gendered and racialised boundaries.

Since the adoption of UNSCR 1325 at the United Nations (UN) in 2000, and its expansion into the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS), the UK government has developed its own approach to institutionalising […]

March 5th, 2018|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on The WPS Agenda requires a complementary approach to foreign and domestic policy |

Advancing the measurement of women, peace and security

Jeni Klugman and Marianne Dahl respond to ‘How (not) to make WPS count’, a commentary on the WPS Index by Anu Mundkur and Laura Shepherd.

Yesterday this site published a piece by Anu Mundkur and Laura Shepherd (AM and LS), both welcoming and critiquing the new WPS Index, which was published by the Georgetown Institute of Women Peace and Security […]

January 24th, 2018|WPS in policy|1 Comment|

How (not) to make WPS count

Anu Mundkur and Laura Shepherd offer a commentary on the WPS Index and caution those attempting to measure progress in the complex worlds of peace and security.

In October 2017, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) presented their new Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Index at the United Nations Headquarters in […]

January 23rd, 2018|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on How (not) to make WPS count|