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Making violent women visible in the WPS agenda

Henshaw, Alexis Leanna (2017) Making violent women visible in the WPS agenda. LSE Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series (7/2017). Centre for Women Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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While the global agenda on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) has a stated focus on building women’s agency as well as ensuring women’s protection, implementation efforts have generally focused on a vision of women as victims. This narrative overlooks the reality that women are frequently agents of political violence, acting as supporters or combatants in the majority of contemporary armed groups. By seeing these women and making their voices heard in peace processes and post-conflict transitions, we can craft outcomes that are more inclusive. The inclusion of these women’s voices may also create more effective long-term efforts at conflict prevention.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 10:49
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:12

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