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    Special Rapporteur calls for renewed political will and a streamlined approach to tackle violence against women

Special Rapporteur calls for renewed political will and a streamlined approach to tackle violence against women

In her recent report, Dr Dubravka Simonovic, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, examined the adequacy of the legal framework in preventing and addressing gender-based violence. Lisa Gormley considers the conclusions and recommendations.

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A new report from the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, on […]

October 26th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment|
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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|
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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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    International law and the continuum of gender-based violence

International law and the continuum of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) occurs throughout the world across times of war and peace, impacting women, LGBTQI people, children and men. Joanne Neenan and Professor Christine Chinkin discuss how the continuum of violence framework may influence International Law and the effect this can have on GBV interventions.

Gender-based violence (GBV) seeps into homes, onto battlefields and follows displaced persons fleeing persecution […]

April 6th, 2017|Featured, Legal analysis|Comments Off on International law and the continuum of gender-based violence|
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    From Haiti to Kosovo, it’s time for the UN to accept legal responsibility for its human rights violations

From Haiti to Kosovo, it’s time for the UN to accept legal responsibility for its human rights violations

Ban Ki-Moon’s apology for the role of the UN in the cholera outbreak in Haiti, reignited the debate on the need for the UN to recognise its legal responsibility for human rights violations.  Louise Arimatsu and Christine Chinkin suggest that the UN’s failure to accept legal responsibility for the human rights violations of its mission in Kosovo threatens the […]

December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on From Haiti to Kosovo, it’s time for the UN to accept legal responsibility for its human rights violations|

The New Politics of Women, Peace and Security

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series is an outlet for articles, position papers and policy briefs. It showcases work in progress by academics and researchers from any discipline and sector in the field of women, peace and security research and practice. On publication of the first two papers, lead editors Paul Kirby and Laura […]

December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The New Politics of Women, Peace and Security|
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    Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality

Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality

UN peacekeepers are deployed to make local populations more safe and secure. They must not be allowed to become another source of insecurity for the people they are sent to serve. Christine Chinkin, Marsha Henry and Aiko Holvikivi on the need for the new UN Secretary-General to commit to gender equality in order to ensure that peacekeeping lives up […]

November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Women and Peacekeeping: Time for the UN to Commit to Gender Equality|
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    Promises to Keep: Reflections from the 2016 UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Promises to Keep: Reflections from the 2016 UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Dr Laura J. Shepherd reflects on the most recent United Nations Security Council open debate on Women and Peace and Security, exploring the role such events play in global politics and identifying common rhetorical themes in member state contributions.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert […]

November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Promises to Keep: Reflections from the 2016 UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security|

Conflict-related sexual violence is a preventable crime, and should be a priority for the new UN Secretary-General

William Hague and Angelina Jolie call for concerted global action to end conflict-related sexual violence and tackle societal attitudes that stigmatise survivors and normalise violence towards women.

The list of problems in the in-tray of the new United Nations Secretary-General will be one of the most daunting ever facing anyone in that position. It is fortunate that in António Guterres, […]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conflict-related sexual violence is a preventable crime, and should be a priority for the new UN Secretary-General|