SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

Book launch: Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security

Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security

Date: 17 September 2014Time: 4:30 PM

Finishes: 17 September 2014Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Book Launch

Following the Rethinking Peacekeeping Round Table event there will be a book launch for Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security, Edited by Dr Gina Heathcote and Professor Dianne Otto.

Security Council resolution 1325 was a landmark in collective security, making the link between women's security and international peace and security. This book argues it is time to rethink the way the women, peace and security framework has impacted on peacekeeping, gender equality and collective security, drawing lessons from past practices and re-framing gender perspectives. From the hyper visibility of sexual violence to strategies for 'counting the women', this book considers the limitations of the contemporary women, peace and security agenda. It urges for a renewed structure that returns to the anti-militarist agenda associated with feminist thinking and one that recognises and responds to women's diversity and takes seriously the dangers of pursing peace through the Security Council.

See the Palgrave Macmillan website for further information.

No Booking Required

Organiser: Dr Gina Heathcote

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