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LSE WPS has two core outlets for regular publication of written work: the LSE Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series and blog. Both publish regularly and are freely available.

The Working Paper Series is an outlet for reseach findings, academic arguments, position papers and policy briefs; the blog provides analysis and opinion in the broad field of women's human rights, gender, peace and security.

The Working Paper Series and blog are complemented by specific policy reports, event proceedings and other occasional papers. 

Annual report: Read the Centre for Women, Peace and Security's report on LSE WPS teaching, research and engagement activities in 2016. 

Working Paper Series

The LSE WPS Working Paper Series is an outlet for academic arguments, position papers and policy briefs. It showcases work in progress by academics and researchers from any discipline and sector in the field of women, peace and security research and practice. Learn more. 

Women, Peace and Security blog

The LSE WPS blog aims to make a gender analysis of peace and security available in an accessible way for a wide readership. The blog draws primarily on the expertise of members of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, with occasional posts by guest contributors.

External articles by LSE WPS people


The Futures of Women, Peace and Security Special issue of International Affairs, featuring articles by Paul Kirby and Laura J  Shepherd, March 2016.

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Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala 2-part blog on the Oxford Human Rights Hub by Lucia Mazzuca and Keina Yoshida, August 2016.
Part I: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice I Part II: Femicide in Guatemala.

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Why Hasn’t the British Government Taken This Vital Step Against Gender Violence? Christine Chinkin on the Istanbul Convention, in The Conversation, June 2016. 

Reports and Briefings

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Stigma and Children Born of War. Centre for Women, Peace and Security, October 2017. Read the concept note and workshop overview.  

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Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism and Women, Peace and Security: Concepts, Practices and Moving Forward. Centre for Women, Peace and Security, August 2017. Read the Key Issues Report

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Recommendations for the UK National Action Plan on women, peace and security. Centre for Women, Peace and Security, May 2017. Read the recommendations

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Experts' Meeting: Sexual Violence in Conflict and the UK's Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Centre for Women, Peace and Security; Women for Women International; Gender Action for Peace and Security; 31 October 2016. Read the Chairs' Summary

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Women, Peace and Security in Iraq. Zeynep Kaya. LSE Middle East Centre, August 2016. Read the report.

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Regional Approaches to Combating Violence against Women: The Istanbul Convention Christine Chinkin's speaking notes for a talk delivered at LSE WPS workshop, 4 February 2016. Read the notes (PDF).

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Women, Peace and Security: What does it mean in the contemporary world? Christine Chinkin at PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security  in Oslo, Norway. 15 February 2016. Read the transcript (PDF).


Towards a Fuller Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda Lucía MazzucaRead the briefing (PDF).

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No Shame in Justice: Addressing stigma against survivors to end sexual violence in conflict zones Hilary Stauffer and Erica Hall. Read the World Vision report (PDF).

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What next for the UK Women, Peace and Security agenda? 9 November 2015. Read the summary report (PDF) I Storify of the event I Social media round up from Women for Women International.


Report to the UN expert panel reviewing the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Read the report  (PDF).


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Whenever possible LSE WPS public events are recorded. Index of audio / video recordings of past events.




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