Gender, Justice and Security Hub
The Gender, Justice and Security Hub is a multi-partner research network working with local and global civil society, practitioners, governments and international organisations to advance gender justice and inclusive peace.
Tackling Violence against Women and Girls
Beginning February 2016, the Centre has had a central role facilitating and offering advice to two independent UN bodies in relation to their work on violence against women, created a new accessible online resource and supported the campaign for UK ratification of the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
Feminist International Law of Peace and Security
The Feminist International Law of Peace and Security seeks to address the conceptual ambiguities and normative indeterminacy that characterise the UN’s Women Peace and Security agenda. This is especially with respect to the key words – ‘women’, ‘peace’ and ‘security’. The project will interrogate these concepts in order to develop the theoretical foundations and normative content of an international law that can more effectively deliver on gender equality and sustainable peace.
The Gendered Peace project is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 786494). The project seeks to produce a multidisciplinary perspective on a ‘gendered peace’, one that takes into consideration a spectrum of violence in both conflict and peace time. It challenges the accepted orthodoxy of peacebuilding and suggests that taking gender seriously necessitates an alternative paradigm.
Women, Peace and Security: Rethinking Policy, Advocacy and Implementation
In 2000, the UN Security Council made an important commitment to upholding women’s rights in the context of international peace and security with the adoption of resolution 1325. Women and Peace and Security’ now represents a significant and well-established thematic agenda for the Council, and its relevance as an area of political practice extends well beyond the Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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