WPS in policy

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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|
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    UK government launches new national action plan on women, peace and security

UK government launches new national action plan on women, peace and security

Christine Chinkin provides an initial response* to the UK Government’s fourth National Action Plan (NAP) on women, peace and security.

I welcome the adoption of the UK’s fourth National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security – its blueprint for implementation of the WPS agenda until 2022. It is an extensive and strategic document that reflects the ambition of the Security Council’s WPS agenda […]

January 16th, 2018|WPS in policy|Comments Off on UK government launches new national action plan on women, peace and security|
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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|