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The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights in Tunisia

The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Although it is possible for Tunisia to retain its prominent place in the Arab world with regard to women’s rights, it depends on which political forces hold power in the long run.

Women’s Rights and the Arab Spring: Democracy at Stake

Women’s Rights and the Arab Spring: Democracy at Stake

It will be democracy, rather than revolutions, that will improve women’s rights in the Arab countries. However, the process of democratization is long and full of hurdles.

Cyberfeminism and its Political Implications for Women in the Arab World

Cyberfeminism and its Political Implications for Women in the Arab World

Garnering national support and inspiring followers across the globe, the intersection between gender and culture has come to define transnational Arab cyberactivism and cyberfeminism.

Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space

Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space

While at one level the contemporary ‘urban transition’ in the Global South offers scope for advancing gender equality, barriers to female empowerment remain widespread, especially among the urban poor.

Women and Political Leadership

Women and Political Leadership

At some point, the fact that it is a female leading a government will be utterly banal. We will look past gender and notice other qualities of leadership: vision, managerial skill, judgment, empathy, and character.

Review – African Women’s Movements

Review – African Women’s Movements

This work examines the evolving sociopolitical transformation of women’s status in African societies, making a valuable contribution to the literature on gender and activism by illuminating how and why women mobilized and the difficulties in enacting transformative change.

The Problematic Evolution of UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

The Problematic Evolution of UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

UNSCR 1325 is groundbreaking. However, we need to be wary of focusing disproportionately on ‘rape as a weapon of war’ as it undermines the potential for action to address other forms of gendered violence that is perpetrated in conflict-affected societies.

More Questions than Answers? 12 Years on from UNSCR 1325

More Questions than Answers? 12 Years on from UNSCR 1325

e-IR’s range of publications to mark the anniversary of UNSCR 1325 reflect on the unintended consequences resulting from the resolution and highlight the silences surrounding the issues.

Permanent Security Council Members and Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

Permanent Security Council Members and Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

Dominant narratives on UN SCR 1325 and subsequent developments highlight the leadership of civil society organizations, particularly the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.

The UK’s Approach to UNSCR 1325: Limitations of Gender Mainstreaming?

The UK’s Approach to UNSCR 1325: Limitations of Gender Mainstreaming?

The UK’s approach to UNSCR 1325 instigated a new national debate. However, meaningful engagement with the gendered nature of state approaches to security is a long way off.

UNSCR 1325 and Gender Mainstreaming in the UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Activities

UNSCR 1325 and Gender Mainstreaming in the UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Activities

In spite of UNSCR 1325, gender mainstreaming within peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities has not been an overarching success due to lack of understanding of the concept.

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