chapter  8
25 Pages

(En)gendered security?

Gender mainstreaming and women’s inclusion in peace processes 1
WithKara Ellerby

As peacebuilding discourses increasingly stress the importance of including women, to what degree have security-related practices taken heed? It has been over ten years since the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, yet it remains a “confused and confusing” tool for scholars and practitioners in assessing women’s inclusion in peacebuilding. This chapter adds to our understanding on women and peacebuilding by engaging UNSCR 1325 as a operationalizable concept by engaging it as a three-level concept useful for studying the ways in which women are “brought into” security, called (en)gendered security.