LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security

Official page for the LSE Centre for Women, Peace & Security. Content shared on this page may not reflect the views of WPS staff.

A network for everyone interested in staying informed about strategies to promote gender equality; justice; human rights; and women's economic, social and political participation and security in conflict-affected situations around the world. Especially - but not exclusively - relating to the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. For more information and resources from our work, visit our website at http://www.lse.ac.uk/wps.

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Domestication of the UK National Action Plan: Considerations from Northern Ireland 26/10/2022

Our 3rd is now live!

This forum examines 15 years of UK implementation and leadership on WPS. We start with a blog from Jonna Monaghan
& Aisling Swaine “Domestication of the UK National Action Plan: Considerations from NI”

They discuss how institutions and civil society in Northern Ireland have a role to play in advancing implementation of WPS, and outline two key areas where ‘domestication’ of WPS through the next UK NAP would be relevant.

Edition by Paul Kirby

Domestication of the UK National Action Plan: Considerations from Northern Ireland Visit the post for more.

Book launch: Women's Access to Transitional Justice in Timor-Leste 14/10/2022

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Come to our rescheduled first in-person event for the launch of Women’s Access to Transitional Justice in Timor-Leste by Noemí Pérez Vásquez & chaired by

📆 Friday 21st October
⏰ 4:30pm - 5:30pm (UK time)
📍Marshall Building 2.05, LSE

Register now ➡️

Book launch: Women's Access to Transitional Justice in Timor-Leste This book delivers an assessment of access to transitional justice from a gender perspective.

Doing Women, Peace and Security Better: Opportunities for the Next UK National Action Plan 18/08/2022

📚 New on the blog: Doing Women, Peace and Security Better: Opportunities for the Next UK National Action Plan

Dr Paul Kirby, Dr Hannah Wright and Dr Aisling Swaine look at the UK’s contribution to the WPS Agenda, discussing the strengths and limitations of the UK’s work and providing recommendations for future WPS plans.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/08/17/doing-women-peace-and-security-better-opportunities-for-the-next-uk-national-action-plan/

Doing Women, Peace and Security Better: Opportunities for the Next UK National Action Plan Visit the post for more.

11/08/2022

🚨Call for Blogs 🚨

We are now accepting submissions for our

📚 Check out the opportunity below to publish with us & get your submission in!! We welcome evidence-based articles for analysis & opinion in the broad field of women's human rights, gender, peace & security!

Find more info here ⤵️

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/about/

03/08/2022

📄New policy brief from Paul Kirby, Hannah Wright and Aisling Swaine. This briefing evaluates the UK’s contribution to the Women, Peace and Security agenda over the last fifteen years.

Addressing strengths and limitations, it analyses successive thematic priorities, maps WPS spending, and considers common criticism. It draws out recommendations for future plans on infrastructure and monitoring, domestic applications and policy ambition.

Read the full briefing here:https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/assets/documents/2022/W922-0167-WPS-Policy-Paper-7-V4-SINGLES.pdf

Male Victims and Female Perpetrators of International Crimes 21/07/2022

New on the blog: Rose Khan draws attention to gender as an instrumental component in understanding the prosecution of male & female perpetrators of conflict-related s*xual violence.

Rose looks at how the law interprets & defends s*xual violence crimes committed by female perpetrators & against male victims.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/07/20/male-victims-female-perpetrators-of-international-crimes/

Male Victims and Female Perpetrators of International Crimes Visit the post for more.

About 13/07/2022

📣📣 Call for Blogs: we are now accepting submissions for our

📚 We welcome evidence-based articles for analysis & opinion in the broad field of women's human rights, gender, peace & security!

Details of how to submit a blog post here⤵️
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/about/

About The LSE Women, Peace and Security blog seeks to make a gender analysis of peace and security available in an accessible way for a wide readership. We welcome well-argued, evidence-based submissions…

Fellowship – GNWP 08/07/2022

Amazing fellowship opportunity for Young Women Peacebuilders!

The Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share a vision for sustainable peace and gender equality.

The Fellowship provides a young woman with the opportunities and platforms to elevate the concerns and priorities of women and girls in their country in global policy discussions at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.



Apply by 15 July here ⤵️
https://gnwp.org/fellowship/

Fellowship – GNWP Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is pleased to announce its sixth annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure t...

06/07/2022

New policy brief: Niina Vuolajärvi examines the effects of criminalisation of s*x buying on s*x workers and people in the s*x trade in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

This policy brief is based on over 200 interviews and demonstrates the detrimental consequences of the Nordic model legal approach to s*x workers and people in the s*x trade.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/assets/documents/2022/W922-0152-WPS-Policy-Paper-6-singles.pdf

The radical potential of feminist approaches to relief and recovery 28/06/2022

New on the blog: The radical potential of feminist approaches to relief and recovery

Nikita Yasmin Shah and Florence Waller-Carr from Our Generation for Inclusive Peace (OGIP), challenge the dominant frameworks for relief & recovery by exploring different contexts, perspectives, identities and experiences & by demonstrating collaborative & transformative solutions.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/06/27/the-radical-potential-of-feminist-approaches-to-relief-and-recovery/

The radical potential of feminist approaches to relief and recovery Visit the post for more.

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New publication: “I asked God” Reparations for s*xual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Timor-Leste’s transitional justice process.

Read the latest working paper from Dr Noemi Perez Vasquez examines the role of transitional justice in the provision of reparations & guarantees of non-repetition for s*xual & reproductive health & rights (SRHR) violations in the aftermath of conflict in Timor-Leste.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/assets/documents/2022/WPS28Marconi.pdf

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Cora Weiss Fellowship For Young Women Peacebuilders — ConnexUs 10/06/2022

Great fellowship opportunity for young women peacebuilders with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders apply by 15 July

Learn more: https://cnxus.org/job/cora-weiss-fellowship-for-young-women-peacebuilders/

Cora Weiss Fellowship For Young Women Peacebuilders — ConnexUs The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is pleased to announce its sixth annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders and ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sust...

Beyond the Vertical: What Enables Women Mediators to Mediate - Women Mediators across the Commonwealth 08/06/2022

New Publication: "Beyond the Vertical: What Enables Women Mediators to Mediate"

This report highlighted the diverse and vital contributions to peace made by women mediators and presented key challenges faced by women mediators, as experienced by WMC members.

Read the full report here: https://www.womenmediators.org/publications/beyond-the-vertical-what-enables-women-mediators-to-mediate/

Beyond the Vertical: What Enables Women Mediators to Mediate - Women Mediators across the Commonwealth Drawing from the experiences of WMC network members, this report demonstrates how a complex mix of factors such as regional and local networks, positive visibility, intergenerational collaboration, effective peer-to-peer learning, flexible funding, responsive donors, and supportive and inclusive ins...

Making women’s voices count – what does the move from “more” to “meaningful” participation look like in peace negotiations? 04/04/2022

The move from “more” to “meaningful” participation is urgently needed – not only in peacekeeping operations, but across the international efforts to build and sustain peace, including – crucially – peace negotiations.

In this piece, Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos demonstrates what such a move might practically look like in the context of a peace process.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/03/28/making-womens-voices-count-what-does-the-move-from-more-to-meaningful-participation-look-like-in-peace-negotiations/

Making women’s voices count – what does the move from “more” to “meaningful” participation look like in peace negotiations? Visit the post for more.

22/03/2022

New publication: Solidarity and Justice for War Crimes Against Women: The ‘Comfort Women’ Case

Rachel Marconi explores the role of solidarity in achieving post-conflict justice in cases of international war crimes against women, looking at the ‘comfort women’ case, involving former s*xual slaves exploited by Japanese troops.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/assets/documents/2022/WPS28Marconi.pdf

The International Women's Tribunal: Gender Just Peace 09/03/2022

We are so pleased that "The International Women's Tribunal: Gender Just Peace" documentary produced by the Gendered Peace team at the Centre has been selected as a spotlight film for the UN Women USA "Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival"

The film will be available to view from 10-14th March, and can also be watched on our YouTube channel:

https://youtu.be/RVszfkmjyyw

Find out more about the festival ➡️ https://twe2022.eventive.org/welcome

The International Women's Tribunal: Gender Just Peace Twenty years ago, the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan's Military Sexual Slavery took place in Tokyo, Japan. This documentary commemorates ...

A feminist perspective on the Russian-Ukraine War: Implications for NATO 08/03/2022

New on the blog: Katharine A. M. Wright on how the WPS agenda has(n’t) been invoked in ’s response to the Russia-Ukraine War, & on why asking feminist questions of NATO is crucial for a better understanding of the alliance’s role in the global power order, in particular how it engages with and shapes ‘new’ security threats, including the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/03/08/a-feminist-perspective-on-the-russian-ukraine-war-implications-for-nato/

A feminist perspective on the Russian-Ukraine War: Implications for NATO Visit the post for more.

“My voice was heard”: Centring civilian agency in responses to s*xual and gender-based violence 11/02/2022

New on the blog: “My voice was heard”: Centring civilian agency in responses to s*xual and gender-based violence

Felicity Gray looks at the agency of civilians and s*xual and gender-based violence survivors in the development of protection responses and initiatives, giving examples from South Sudan to Iraq on how civilians themselves are making an impact and mutually creating safer environments.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/02/11/my-voice-was-heard-centring-civilian-agency-in-responses-to-s*xual-and-gender-based-violence/

“My voice was heard”: Centring civilian agency in responses to s*xual and gender-based violence Visit the post for more.

From ‘more’ to ‘meaningful’: six strategies to make women’s participation count in peace support operations 09/02/2022

New in the blog: From ‘more’ to ‘meaningful’: six strategies to make women’s participation count in peace support operations

Ingrid Munch and Callum Watson set out six clear steps that need to be taken to achieve women’s meaningful participation in peacekeeping operations.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/02/09/from-more-to-meaningful-six-strategies-to-make-womens-participation-count-in-peace-support-operations/

From ‘more’ to ‘meaningful’: six strategies to make women’s participation count in peace support operations Visit the post for more.

Media (mis)representation of conflicted-related s*xual violence 01/02/2022

New on the blog: Media (mis)representation of conflicted-related s*xual violence

Rose Khan looks at how the media shapes our understanding of events, interpretations and attitudes, and addresses the media’s responsibility to present a more accurate representation of the experiences of conflict-related s*xual violence in order to challenge deeply entrenched gender patterns.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/02/01/media-misrepresentation-of-conflicted-related-s*xual-violence/

Media (mis)representation of conflicted-related s*xual violence Visit the post for more.

Five years of building peace: Female ex-guerrillera’s political reincorporation in Colombia 25/01/2022

New on the blog: Based on research in the north-eastern region of Colombia, Priscyll Anctil Avoine reflects on the gender approach in the Colombian Peace Agreement with the FARC-EP and critically assesses the first five years of the implementation of agreed gender provisions.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/wps/2022/01/24/five-years-of-building-peace-female-ex-guerrilleras-political-reincorporation-in-colombia/

Five years of building peace: Female ex-guerrillera’s political reincorporation in Colombia Visit the post for more.

LSE to house network of women mediators and peacebuilders 24/01/2022

We are pleased to announce that the Centre is the new home to the Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth (WMC) network.

Through the Centre’s support for the WMC network we will continue to demonstrate the transformative value of deploying women mediators in conflict settings around the world.

Find out more about the network's work to-date, and the on-going work the Centre will support.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/News/LSE-to-house-network-of-women-mediators-and-peacebuilders

LSE to house network of women mediators and peacebuilders LSE to house network of women mediators and peacebuilders

The Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda; 21 in 2021 28/12/2021

You can watch back all of our events from the Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda series, co-hosted with International Civil Society Action Network & Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, centring individuals working as peacebuilders.

https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/secure/The-Coming-of-Age-of-the-Women-Peace-and-Security-Agenda-21-in-2021

The Coming of Age of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda; 21 in 2021 The People and Perspectives Driving A Transformative Global Peace and Security Agenda

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Videos (show all)

Why Women's Lives Don't Matter: ignoring sexual violence in conflict
Putting Peace Back into Politics
Shweta Singh: Gendering Peace Education: In-between Dialogue, Difference and Dissidence
The 21st Anniversary of the WPS Agenda: Progress or Regress?
Dianne Otto: Rethinking peace education in a time of endless wars
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Predatory States and Ungoverned Spaces: who assumes the responsibility to protect? | LSE Online Event
Elite Bargains and Political Expediency: Sacrificing women's lives in the name of security
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COVID-19 and its Impact on Gender, Justice and Security
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