gender equality

The Continuum of Gender Based Violence in Ukraine

In our continuum of violence series, Laura Dean looks behind the high levels of gender-based violence during the war in Ukraine and finds a pre-war society with deeply entrenched inequalities and discrimination against women.

Calls to the domestic violence hotline in Ukraine have increased 30 percent since the war in Eastern Ukraine began in March 2014. Although this statistic and […]

October 23rd, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, From the field|Comments Off on The Continuum of Gender Based Violence in Ukraine|
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    To address the plight of Yazidi women we must look beyond the notion of wartime ‘sex slaves’

To address the plight of Yazidi women we must look beyond the notion of wartime ‘sex slaves’

 

In the first in a series exploring the continuum of gender violence across war and peace, Philippa Greer asks us to look beyond sexual violence in conflict by also considering the chronic inequalities of power experienced by Yazidi women before and after ISIS’s genocide against the Yazidis. 

 
“I want to be the last girl in the world with a story […]

October 12th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on To address the plight of Yazidi women we must look beyond the notion of wartime ‘sex slaves’|
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    It is time that the United Nations represents, and is represented by, all people

It is time that the United Nations represents, and is represented by, all people

It has been over 20 years since the United Nations first pledged to increase the number of women in the Organisation to 50%, however this has yet to become a reality. Rosa Freedman and Aoife O’Donoghue highlight some of the barriers that have prevented the UN from reaching this goal and what can be done to achieve it.

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October 19th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on It is time that the United Nations represents, and is represented by, all people|

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?|