Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu are currently leading two research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and European Research Council (ERC) respectively. Part of these grants is to support interdisciplinary discussion around their core themes and we are therefore calling for blog contributions that meet these aims. Below you will find details on each grant and the themes of interest.

Across both grants we are especially interested in works that engage with the themes of silence, time, paradoxes, peripheries, violence. If you think you have a blog that contributes to these themes, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! You can send your blogs and queries to

AHRC: A Feminist International Law of Peace

This project develops the theoretical foundations and normative content of an international law that can more effectively deliver on gender equality and sustainable peace. The research in this project addresses two of the most pressing problems that we have identified as limiting the potential of the WPS agenda:

– The conceptual ambiguities and normative indeterminacy that characterise the agenda.

– The failure to adopt gender sensitive analysis in respect to conflict prevention.

We welcome submissions from all disciplines that explore these issues and, indeed, seek to support an interrogation of peace and security from different viewpoints to craft an enriched reading of what is implicated by both concepts under international law.

This page is partly supported by an Arts & Humanities Research Council grant.

ERC: Gendered Peace

This project seeks to produce a multidisciplinary perspective on a ‘gendered peace’, one that takes into consideration a spectrum of violence in both conflict and peace time. It challenges the accepted orthodoxy of peacebuilding and suggests that taking gender seriously necessitates an alternative paradigm. The research is organised into the following streams:

– Women and Peace/Women and Security

– Gender and Peacebuilding

– Gender and Contemporary Forms of Violence

We welcome submissions from all disciplines that explore these themes.


This page is part of a project that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 786494).

100 years of peace activism: linking the International Labour Organisation with the WPS Agenda

Enter intersectionality: towards an inclusive survivor-centred approach in responding to conflict-related sexual violence

Integrating a gender perspective into commissions of inquiry

Women’s violence and the law: in consideration of Shamima Begum

16 Days of Activism: countering violence against women through peaceful resistance

Peacemaking and women’s rights… a century in the making

40 years of creativity: striving for women’s human rights across the globe

The challenge of implementing the CEDAW Convention in the UK