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UNSCR 1325 in Northern Ireland: Opportunities, Challenges and Complexities

UNSCR 1325 in Northern Ireland: Opportunities, Challenges and Complexities

The unique positioning of Northern Ireland brings to light both the challenges and the innovation potential arising out of implementation processes of UNSCR 1325 at the official state and the community levels.

Feminism’s Influence on Iceland’s Foreign Policy

Feminism’s Influence on Iceland’s Foreign Policy

Sustained pressure on government and an increasing number of women in the Foreign Service provides support to the claim that feminism has influenced Icelandic foreign policy.

Men and Women’s Support For War: Accounting for the gender gap in public opinion

Men and Women’s Support For War: Accounting for the gender gap in public opinion

Both at the outset and during the course of recent military operations, commercial polling companies and academic surveys have endeavoured to record public attitudes towards conflicts. The data reveals a significant ‘gender gap’ in public opinion.

Are women important in US foreign policy?

Madeleine Bunting wrote a fascinating piece regarding the inclusion of a feminist agenda in US foreign policy (USFP) in the Guardian on January 16, 2011. Fascinating, because it forces me to assess what I think about the success of inculcating a women’s agenda into USFP.

Women and the British General Election 2010: The Ongoing Under-representation of Women

Women and the British General Election 2010: The Ongoing Under-representation of Women

A historically unprecedented 142 women MPs were elected in the UK on May 6th. The election also saw the first Muslim women MPs; the first Black and first ‘out’ lesbian Conservative women MPs; and the first Green party MP was a woman too. But women continue to be under represented.

Beyond Gender? A New Minister for a Transformative Post-Lisbon Agenda

Beyond Gender? A New Minister for a Transformative Post-Lisbon Agenda

Contemporary social discourses are relegating the need to keep fighting for gender equality, mistakenly thinking that perhaps ‘addressing’ gender is the same as ‘normalising’ gender politics. It is against this landscape that Lady Catherine Ashton becomes the first High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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