WPS in policy

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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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    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|

CEDAW, WPS and the UK Government

Reflecting on the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women’s consideration of the situation of women’s human rights in the UK at CEDAW 72, Keina Yoshida explores the synergies between CEDAW and WPS.

Introduction

It has been such a significant week for human rights and WPS, and for what some have termed Brexit and Chexit.  It is a week in […]

March 1st, 2019|Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, WPS in policy|Comments Off on CEDAW, WPS and the UK Government|
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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|
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    A Feminist Approach to the International Law of Peace and Security

A Feminist Approach to the International Law of Peace and Security

With a snapshot from the first working group on a feminist approach to peace, Keina Yoshida introduces the new Feminist International Law of Peace and Security project.

 
“Why isn’t the Security Council called the Peace Council?”

Di Otto
 

On 14 September 2018, a group of international legal scholars met to discuss a new research project being undertaken at the LSE Centre […]

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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?|