War is a gendered phenomenon. While gender differential impacts of war have been widely studied, there is still a gap in our understanding of how gender is constructed in the context of ‘new wars’ (as defined by Kaldor, 1999).
In March 2017 the Centre hosted the ‘Gender and New Wars’ workshop, bringing together emerging work on the formation, contestation and transformation of gender relations in new wars. Over two days 26 presentations were made in eight panels: Gendered Tactics of New Wars; Gender, International Law and Foreign Policy; Women Perpetrators and Combatants; Care and Political Economy; Culture and Identity; Men and Boys in New Wars; Gender and the War on Terror.
Led by Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor with Punam Yadav, work has begun to prioritise the gaps in knowledge to be filled by new research.