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Global health and gender equality: advancing Women, Peace and Security by preventing neglected tropical diseases

Payne, Chelsea (2019) Global health and gender equality: advancing Women, Peace and Security by preventing neglected tropical diseases. LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series (23/2019). Centre for Women Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

As of January 2019, 79 countries have Women, Peace and Security (WPS) national action plans (NAPs) aligned with the October 2000 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.1 International cooperation efforts have since expanded to include the development of 11 regional action plans for WPS, including by the African Union and European Union.2 In 2017, the United States passed legislation mandating the government increase women’s participation in security processes and peacekeeping operations.3 Improved measurement tools, such as the Women, Peace and Security Index, have allowed for comprehensive analysis by country as many nations continue to update and expand their action plans.4 Through such strategic initiatives, gender inclusion is a pathway for countries to promote peace and enhance political stability; yet full participation of women remains to be seen, as they are often excluded from decision-making processes. Within the WPS paradigm, advocacy and promotion of women’s health are vital to achieving strategic objectives. Furthermore, gender equality and the inclusion of women should be prioritised to promote meaningful participation of all citizens.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/publicat...
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 14:45
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 23:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104051

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