The project is sub-divided into three streams comprising several interlinking, free-standing projects:
1. Women and Peace / Women and Security
This stream creates the space to interrogate understandings of both ‘peace’ and ‘security’ from different viewpoints (including, but not limited to, philosophy, history, legal theory, gender studies, economics, international relations) to craft an enriched gender sensitive reading of what is implicated by both concepts under international law.
2. Gender and Contemporary Forms of Violence
This stream is founded on the premise that without a deeper understanding of gender in contemporary forms of violence, neither conflict prevention nor peacebuilding can be fully secured.
3. Gender and Peacebuilding
Informed by feminist political economy scholarship, this stream (which brings together experts from law, economics and international relations) will investigate women’s lives in post-conflict environments to explore alternative conceptions of peace, and to develop new gender-sensitive models that align with lived experiences.