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    How new technologies are violating women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

How new technologies are violating women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

Christine Chinkin and Madeleine Rees consider the scope and content of International Law at the intersection of new technologies, violence against women and war. 

Saudi Arabia’s denial of women’s rights is blatant, despite its hypocritical accession to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 2000. Its apparent impunity from widespread condemnation for its apartheid-like […]

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    Data on gender, WPS, and why counting women is not good enough

Data on gender, WPS, and why counting women is not good enough

Rob Nagel introduces his working paper on what we know and don’t know in terms of quantitative data on gendered violence, women in armed groups, and the WPS agenda. 

The United Nations frequently calls for more women in their peacekeeping operations to improve effectiveness, heralding women’s role in peace processes and claiming that more women means better peacekeeping. Other international […]

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    Are we asking the right questions? Reframing peace and security

Are we asking the right questions? Reframing peace and security

Reflecting on the LSE Library exhibition ‘Give Peace a Chance’ and a public conversation with Madeleine Rees and Louise Arimatsu, Christine Chinkin questions the basis on which we talk about war, conflict and women’s experiences.

The LSE library currently has an exhibition Give Peace a Chance: From the League of Nations to Greenham Common.  Much of the exhibition traces the history […]

March 4th, 2019|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security|Comments Off on Are we asking the right questions? Reframing peace and security|
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    Integrating a gender perspective into commissions of inquiry

Integrating a gender perspective into commissions of inquiry

Following a workshop coordinated by the Gendered Peace project, Louise Arimatsu and Sheri Labenski reflect on some existing challenges to integrating a gender perspective into commissions of inquiry.  

On 21 January, the LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace, and Security hosted a workshop coordinated by the ‘Gendered Peace project’  (and funded by the European Research Council) that brought together a group […]

February 25th, 2019|Featured, Gendered Peace|Comments Off on Integrating a gender perspective into commissions of inquiry|
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    Inter-American Court reaches landmark decision on torture and sexual slavery

Inter-American Court reaches landmark decision on torture and sexual slavery

Christine Chinkin, Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana and Keina Yoshida with the first in a series of posts analysing Lopez Soto and Others v Venezuela, a ground-breaking case concerning gender based violence in Venezuela.

Introduction

In a series of posts we provide a summary and analysis of the ground-breaking case of Lopez Soto and Others v Venezuela. This first post […]

December 6th, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis|Comments Off on Inter-American Court reaches landmark decision on torture and sexual slavery|
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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 […]

November 30th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, Gendered Peace, Legal analysis, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Special Rapporteur on Trafficking urges human rights approach and integration with the WPS agenda|

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|

Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba

Following the acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo by the International Criminal Court, Louise Arimatsu reflects on what steps might be taken to more effectively address sexual violence in conflict. 

Preventing sexual violence in conflict has been a high priority for the international community for at least the last two decades exemplified by the myriad of policy, legal and institutional measures adopted by […]

November 1st, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba|
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    Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’

Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’

Taking Northern Uganda as a case study, Philipp Schulz explores the intersecting harms experienced by male survivors of sexual violence, and argues that these harms can potentially be mitigated. He suggests that improved understanding – and language – can aid recovery.  

The United Nations Security Council (UN SC) and the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda initially paid insufficient […]

October 26th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, From the field, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’|

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|