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20 Pages

Exploring gender mainstreaming in security and development 1

ByTheodora-Ismene Gizelis, Jana Krause

This chapter brings forth the debate on the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming approaches in post-conflict reconstruction by connecting key findings in the security and development literature with research on gender equality. The underlying theme of the theoretical synergies developed in the chapter is that long-term stability and development are intertwined with policies that promote gender equality. Yet, the relationship between security, development and gender equality in post-conflict environments depends on how security is addressed as well as on the economic and social institutions that emerge in the aftermath of violent armed conflict.