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About

Centre for Women, Peace and Security


 

 

 

 

 

 

The cooperation with the Centre has been instrumental in complementing the support we provide to human rights mechanisms... It has allowed us to rely on leading expertise to unpack complex human rights issues and ensure the experts receive top quality advice on the latest normative developments and related research.

Veronica Birga, Chief, Women's Human Rights and Gender Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security is an academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world.    

Through innovative research, teaching, and multi-sectoral engagement, the Centre for Women, Peace and Security aims to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security.   

Objectives

  • To be a global leader in research relating to women, peace and security, women’s human rights, and sexual violence in conflict-affected settings.
  • To provide a world-leading programme of education in the field of women, peace and security.
  • To provide a world-leading programme of education in the field of women, peace and security.
  • To influence the women, peace and security agenda and global policy-making to improve women’s economic, social and political participation and security.

Origins

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security is grounded in two initiatives:

  • The United Nations women and peace and security agenda, which began in 2000 with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325. UNSCR 1325 recognised the gendered impact of conflict and post-conflict situations on women and girls, and acknowledged the importance of the participation and representation of women and the inclusion of a gender perspective in preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts and maintaining international peace and security. 
  • The Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, which was launched by William Hague, then UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy. PSVI focusses on ending sexual violence in armed conflict, achieving accountability, and ending impunity for harms committed.

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security was launched in 2015 with the support of the UK Government via the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. Find out more information about the launch here.

Funding

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security is an independent academic unit dedicated to the promotion of justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world. We welcome the support and engagement of partners, allies and funders who share our commitment to promoting gender equality and enhancing women’s security and economic, social and political participation. For more information on how you can support the Centre, visit our Support Us page.

Current and past Centre for Women, Peace and Security activities are supported by:  

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • European Research Council
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • The Libor Fund
  • LSE Annual Fund
  • LSE IGA / Rockefeller Resilience Fund
  • LSE Knowledge Exchange Fund
  • Dr Nina Ansary
  • The UK Department for International Development
  • UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund
  • The Wellcome Trust

 

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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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