This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of feminist approaches to questions of violence, justice, and peace.

The volume argues that critical feminist thinking is necessary to analyse core peace and conflict issues and is fundamental to thinking about solutions to global problems and promoting peaceful conflict transformation. Contributions to the volume consider questions at the intersection of feminism, gender, peace, justice, and violence through interdisciplinary perspectives. The handbook engages with multiple feminisms, diverse policy concerns, and works with diverse theoretical and methodological contributions.

The volume covers the gendered nature of five major themes:

• Methodologies and genealogies (including theories, concepts, histories, methodologies)

• Politics, power, and violence (including the ways in which violence is created, maintained, and reproduced, and the gendered dynamics of its instantiations)

• Institutional and societal interventions to promote peace (including those by national, regional, and international organisations, and civil society or informal groups/bodies)

• Bodies, sexualities, and health (including sexual health, biopolitics, sexual orientation)

• Global inequalities (including climate change, aid, global political economy).

This handbook will be of great interest to students of peace and conflict studies, security studies, feminist studies, gender studies, international relations, and politics.

Chapter 9 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

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ByTarja Väyrynen, Swati Parashar, Élise Féron, Catia Cecilia Confortini

part I|88 pages

Methodologies and genealogies

chapter 1|11 pages

Genealogies of Feminist Peace Research

Themes, thinkers, and turns
ByAnnick T.R. Wibben

chapter 2|12 pages

Feminist Care Ethics

Contributions to peace theory
ByTove Pettersen

chapter 3|10 pages

Methodologies for feminist peace research

ByAnnika Björkdahl, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

chapter 4|10 pages

Queer theories of peace and security

ByEmil Edenborg

chapter 5|10 pages

Everyday peace in critical feminist theory

ByShine Choi

chapter 6|10 pages

Feminist Responses to Conflict

Within, against, and beyond the law
ByKiran Kaur Grewal

chapter 7|9 pages

Gendering education for peace

Critical perspectives
ByShweta Singh

chapter 8|10 pages


A postcolonial feminist critique of pashtun Jirga
ByFarooq Yousaf

part II|88 pages

Politics, power, and violence

chapter 9|10 pages

Continuums of Violence

Feminist peace research and gender-based violence
ByPunam Yadav, Denise M. Horn
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chapter 10|11 pages

Sexual Violence in Times of War and Peace

BySara Meger

chapter 11|10 pages

Feminist peace versus weapons of violence

ByRay Acheson

chapter 12|12 pages

Feminist responses to violent extremism

ByKatherine E. Brown

chapter 13|9 pages

Armed Resistance and Feminist Activism

ByMagda Lorena Cárdenas, Jenny Hedström

chapter 14|10 pages

Feminism. Militarism. Whatever.

Civil-military operations in Afghanistan
ByGunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

chapter 15|11 pages

Can ARMED SERVICE be emancipatory?

Complex answers from Nepal and the United States
ByMegan MacKenzie, Keshab Giri

chapter 16|9 pages

Silencing and voicing the subaltern

ByNompumelelo Motlafi

part III|83 pages

Institutional and societal interventions

chapter 17|9 pages

Feminist Approaches to Peace and Conflict

International human rights law disappearing and re-emerging?
ByKate Ogg, Louise Craker

chapter 18|10 pages

Foreign policy and diplomacy

Feminist interventions
ByNadine Ansorg, Toni Haastrup, Katharine A. M. Wright

chapter 19|10 pages

Women, peace, and security

BySoumita Basu, Akhila Nagar

chapter 20|9 pages


Feminist debates and demands
ByAiko Holvikivi

chapter 21|9 pages

Not enough soldier, not enough civilian

The continuing under-representation of female soldiers in Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration (DDR) programmes
ByLeena Vastapuu

chapter 22|10 pages

Trauma, memory, and peacebuilding

ByHanna Ketola

chapter 23|10 pages

Feminism and peace movements

Engendering anti-nuclear activism
ByCatherine Eschle

chapter 24|10 pages

The arts as a peacebuilding approach

Feminist contributions and directions
ByNilanjana Premaratna, Praveena Rajkobal

part IV|83 pages

Bodies, sexualities, and health

chapter 25|9 pages


Feminist perspectives
BySarah Smith, Christine Agius

chapter 26|10 pages

Embodying transformations

Feminism, the yoga body, and social change
ByEmanuela Mangiarotti

chapter 27|10 pages

Sexual health and world peace

ByMaria Tanyag

chapter 28|9 pages

Sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGIE) in violent conflict and peacebuilding

ByJamie J. Hagen, Megan Daigle, Henri Myrttinen

chapter 29|11 pages

Men, masculinities, peace, and violence

A multi-level overview on justice and conflict
ByJeff Hearn, Kopano Ratele, Tamara Shefer, Anisur Rahman Khan

chapter 30|9 pages

Nationalism, masculinities, and bodies

ByBram J. De Smet, Ihntaek Hwang

chapter 31|10 pages

Intergenerational feminist peace

Global research and a case study from Aceh, Indonesia
ByZubaidah Djohar, Lesley Pruitt

chapter 32|11 pages

Gender and disasters

ByMargaret Alston

part V|82 pages

Global inequalities

chapter 33|9 pages

Climate Change, Gender, and Peace

Thinking differently in a brave new world?
ByNicole Detraz, Sonalini Sapra

chapter 34|11 pages

Is feminist peace possible?

Constraints and opportunities in a global political economy
BySarah Hewitt, Jacqui True

chapter 35|9 pages

Feminist approaches to forms of labour

ByEdmé Domínguez Reyes, Lisa Sutton

chapter 36|11 pages

Development and foreign aid

ByItziar Mujika Chao, iker zirion landaluze

chapter 37|10 pages

Feminised work, invisible labour

Against the formal-informal economy dichotomy
ByElena B. Stavrevska

chapter 38|11 pages


‘Slow’ violence and gendered memorialisation
BySwati Parashar, Camilla Orjuela

chapter 39|8 pages

Global mobilities

ByAnitta Kynsilehto

chapter 40|9 pages

Gender and diaspora

ByÉlise Féron