WPS in policy

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    Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda?

Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda?

Many women who were displaced during the People’s War have sought employment in Nepal’s entertainment sector due to vulnerabilities created by the conflict. Punam Yadav brings attention to these forgotten survivors and questions the role of the WPS agenda in addressing their needs.

Although the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has grown to include the issues and concerns of […]

September 28th, 2017|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda?|
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    The Global Principles to end stigma can be a tool for resurfacing the rights of children born of war

The Global Principles to end stigma can be a tool for resurfacing the rights of children born of war

Children born of war can suffer the effects of stigma long after conflict has ended, yet they have remained largely invisible in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Joanne Neenan highlights the opportunities to address and protect this group through the UK’s new Global Principles to end stigma.

This week at the UN General Assembly, the United Kingdom launched the […]

September 22nd, 2017|Featured, WPS in policy|2 Comments|

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|
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    Reviving the global gag rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ issue

Reviving the global gag rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ issue

In 1984 the Mexico City Policy, or ‘global gag rule’, was enacted by the United States, restricting federal funds to international family planning institutions that provide advice and counselling on abortion. Since then, this policy has been repealed and reinstated several times – most recently being reinstated by President Donald Trump.  Dr Laura J Shepherd discusses the global impact of the […]

March 1st, 2017|Featured, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Reviving the global gag rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ issue|
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    Outperforming Baghdad? Explaining women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Outperforming Baghdad? Explaining women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government has taken action to change discriminatory laws and policies against women – surpassing other parts of Iraq in this area. Dr Zeynep Kaya discusses her research on the driving forces behind progress made toward achieving gender equality in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, while critically drawing attention to the ongoing challenges that prevent its full […]

February 8th, 2017|From the field, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Outperforming Baghdad? Explaining women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq|