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Gender, peace and security and the post-2015 framework

Summary

Over the past two decades, interest in the relationship between gender, peace and security has increased dramatically, manifested in new research agendas, policy debates and development programmes in conflict-affected countries. Perhaps the most high profile development has been the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security, and the growing movement of civil society activists advocating for their implementation. However, although debates on the shape of the post-2015 development framework include strong calls for goals on both gender equality and peace and security, few actors have explored the links between the two and asked what these may mean for the content of the framework. Similarly, while advocates for the women, peace and security agenda call for concrete action by governments to realise its aims, little attention has been paid to whether and how the post-2015 framework may provide a vehicle for making progress on this agenda. This paper aims to respond to that challenge.

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Date: October 2013
Author: Hannah Wright
Publisher: UN Women
Language: English
Region: International

Establishing a framework with the potential to be truly transformative requires swift efforts to build the capacity to measure phenomena such as GBV for which accurate measures are long overdue.

Hannah Wright