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Centre for Women, Peace & Security

London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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The Centre for Women Peace and Security will play a leading role in developing the multi-sectoral approach required to further the aims of the women, peace and security agenda.  The Centre will:

  • develop research and practice on issues relating to women, peace and security and sexual violence in conflict-affected settings
  • bring together scholars, activists and practitioners to advance knowledge and influence global and local policy-making
  • build partnerships with those working on issues of women, peace and security, such as military personnel, UN agencies, regional and local bodies and civil society actors
  • consolidate existing, and produce new academic and international knowledge on women, peace and security 

More information about the Centre's projects, partnerships and research willl be posted here as these activities develop. 

The Centre will engage in academic research to support practical measures for the prevention of and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence.

There will be a focus on armed conflict and other situations of violence and women’s participation in all aspects of conflict prevention, management and resolution. The Centre’s work will inform practical efforts by the UK government, the UN and international organisations active in this field.

Initial research areas include:

  • Gender and ‘new wars’: gender and identities in war; differential experience of sexual violence in conflict
  • Post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building: the political economy of war and conflict; women’s participation in peace processes
  • Evaluation of the use of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Centre provides a stimulating academic home for visiting scholars, practitioners and activists.

The Visiting Fellowship programme enables (self-funded) researchers, activists, practitioners and scholars to spend a period of time conducting research in the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

The funded Activist in Residence programme enables those directly engaged in work promoting justice and equality for women in conflict-affected areas to spend a period of time at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.