This volume deals with women's participation in international peacekeeping operations and what those operations might consider to be the role and circumstances of women, including those of the host society. Essays include: a theoretical perspective on women and war, highlighting the difference between post-modernist and universalist approaches to women's roles in peacemaking and conflict resolution, the role of women in military operations, the implications of the high levels of sexual violence in peacekeeping operations and the UN's gender policy for peacekeeping operations.

chapter |8 pages


ByLouise Olsson, Torunn L. Tryggestad

chapter |14 pages

The Idea of Women in Peacekeeping: Lysistrata and Antigone

ByMary-Jane Fox

chapter |16 pages

A Few Good Women: Gender Stereotypes, the Military and Peacekeeping

ByGerard J. DeGroot

chapter |10 pages

Women, Peacekeeping and Peacemaking: Gender Balance and Mainstreaming

ByJudith Hicks Stiehm

chapter |3 pages

Closing Remarks

ByCynthia Enloe