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    New European Recommendation aims to prevent and combat sexism

New European Recommendation aims to prevent and combat sexism

Christine Chinkin, Professorial Research Fellow and expert advisor to the Drafting Committee, introduces the new Council of Europe Recommendation on preventing and combating sexism.

Sexism is ‘rampant throughout Europe’ on-line and in everyday public and private life. It is everywhere, its pernicious consequences are felt throughout society, yet there has been no internationally recognised definition of sexism, nor any international […]

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    In pursuing a new resolution on sexual violence Security Council significantly undermines women’s reproductive rights

In pursuing a new resolution on sexual violence Security Council significantly undermines women’s reproductive rights

Louise Allen and Laura Shepherd explore the complex politics of Resolution 2467.

Outside of a relatively specialised circle of policy experts and advocates, negotiations over UN Security Council resolutions don’t usually get a lot of coverage in social and mainstream media. Resolution 2467, adopted on 23 April 2019 to become the ninth resolution to be adopted under the title of […]

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    The gendered impact of the conflict in Iraq on IS-affiliated women

The gendered impact of the conflict in Iraq on IS-affiliated women

Saagarika Dadu and Marie Forestier explore ways in which gender identities and norms continue to be shaped by violence in Iraq, asking questions on structural inequality and gender stereotypes. 

Noor, 20, has lived in Hamam al Halil 1 camp south of Mosul, with her mother, her sister and her nine-month-old baby since early 2017. She previously lived with her husband in […]

March 28th, 2019|Featured, From the field|Comments Off on The gendered impact of the conflict in Iraq on IS-affiliated women|
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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 […]

March 21st, 2019|Featured, Legal analysis|Comments Off on How new technologies are violating women’s rights in Saudi Arabia|
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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 […]

March 11th, 2019|Featured, WPS in policy, WPS Working Paper Series|Comments Off on Data on gender, WPS, and why counting women is not good enough|
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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|