Coping with Crises, Ending Armed Conflict – Peace Promoting Strategies of Women and Men
26. Sep 2010
Coping with Crises, Ending Armed Conflict
On the 10th Anniversary of UN Resolution 1325
Ten years after the adoption of UN Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security”, the Gunda Werner Institute (GWI) of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in cooperation with the German Women’s Security Council and Peace Women Across the Globe is hosting an international conference with three main aims. In the first part of the conference, we want to critically take stock of the implementation of Resolution 1325, and ask about the relevance of this universal tool for specific country cases on the ground. In the second part, we want to look beyond the mere implementation of the resolution and enhance the analysis of gender dynamics in conflict. We will inquire both about sexualised violence and the construction of masculinities in conflict, as well as the abuse of feminist projects to legitimise armed intervention. On the final day, we will discuss political strategies with major political stakeholders in order to place the problems discussed at the conference on the agenda of the international community.
Feminism and gender democracy are an all-encompassing shared task of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The Gunda Werner Institute in the Heinrich Böll Foundation (GWI) combines gender political questions and furthers the debate about feminism and gender democracy.
Women’s bodies have regularly been – and still are – the central target of conservative and fundamentalist ideology and praxis. This essay provides analytical background information for critical and controversial debates and motivation to explore political intervention.
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No sustainable security policy without a gender perspective. Documentation of a conference of the Feminist Institute and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in cooperation with the Women's Security Council on October 24-25, 2003 in Berlin. Publication Series of the Gunda Werner Institute, Vol. 2, second edition, Berlin 2007.