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Seema Shekhawat is a political scientist with a PhD in gender, conflict, and displacement from the University of Jammu.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Gender, Peace, and UNSC Resolution 1325, by Seema ShekhawatChapter 1: Redefining Women’s Roles in International and Regional Law: The Case of Pre- and Post-war Peacebuilding in Liberia, by Veronica Fynn Bruey
Chapter 2: The Contribution of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325, by Antal Berkes
Chapter 3: Faith Matters in Women, Peace, and Security Practices, by Elisabeth Porter
Chapter 4: Creating or Improving a National Action Plan based on UN Security Council Resolution 1325, by Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 5: Widowhood Issues for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and Subsequent Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security, by Margaret Owen
Chapter 6: The Commodification of Intervention: The Example of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, by Corey Barr
Chapter 7: Beyond Borders and Binaries: A Feminist Look at Preventing Violence and Achieving Peace in an Era of Mass Migration, by Aurora E. Bewicke
Chapter 8: The Disconnection Between Theory and Practice: Achieving Item 8b of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, by Onyinyechukwu Onyido
Chapter 9: Gender and Feminism in the Israeli Peace Movement: Beyond UNSCR 1325, by Amanda Bennett
Chapter 10: Conflict Ghosts: The Significance of UN Resolution 1325 for the Syrian Women in Years of Conflict, by Emanuela C. Del Re
Chapter 11: The UNSC Resolution 1325 and Cypriot Women’s Activism: Achievements and Challenges, by Maria Hadjipavlou and Olga Demetriou
Chapter 12: Victims, Nationalists, and Supporters: UNSCR 1325 and the Roles of Ethnic Women’s Organizations in Peacebuilding in Burma/Myanmar, by Mollie Pepper
Chapter 13: Gender and the Building up of Many “Peaces”: A Decolonial Perspective from Colombia, by Priscyll Anctil Avoine, Yuly Andrea Mejía Jerez, and Rachel Tillman
Chapter 14: “It’s All About Patriarchy”: UNSCR 1325, Cultural Constraints, and Women in Kashmir, by Seema Shekhawat
About the Contributors
This new volume, edited by Seema Shekhawat, makes a significant contribution to the body of good practice and analysis on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (adopted in 2000). . . . This book is an ideal text to improve the understanding and relevance of the women, peace, and security agenda amongst a mainstream academic and policy audience. For advocates and specialists working on mainstreaming gender in the situations covered in the volume, the analysis provides extremely useful evidence and historical context for their efforts to promote implementation of1325. The chapters are accessible and engaging, while the case studies are highly topical and relevant for ongoing policy debates around sustaining peace and the Sustainable Development Goals. In April 2018, the President of the General Assembly organised a high-level meeting on Sustaining Peace, where ministers and other decision-makers universally acknowledged the urgency of transforming our current peace and security paradigm to one that is more inclusive, preventive, and resilient – all concepts enshrined in Resolution 1325. Seema Shekhawat’s text provides compelling analysis of the necessity to implement the resolution with the utmost urgency.
— Gender And Development
Nearly two decades after the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1325, implementation of the resolution remains problematic. The contributors to Gender, Conflict, Peace, and UNSC Resolution 1325 examine the challenges and opportunities for the successful implementation of 1325 in different countries across the globe. Recognizing that women are not a monolithic group as well as the importance of considering the intersectionality of gender, ethnicity and class, the authors explore the factors necessary for women’s full participation in peace processes, thereby fulfilling the women, peace, and security agenda. Readers will find the book a very useful and timely contribution to the literature on women, gender, and conflict.
— Kristen Williams, Clark University
There has never been a more crucial time for a book to bring the dynamics of gender and conflict to the frontlines of our thinking! Understanding the experience of women who suffer from the deep displaced pain inflicted by patriarchy is not only a path to peace, it is the only path to lasting peace.
— Linda M. Hartling, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
We live in times that are so critical that the world can no longer afford to dismiss the voices of women and their experiences. Both men and women benefit from making the human experience whole. In a world where "fake news" flood the market, the news that Seema Shekhawat offers are far from fake. Therefore, this book needs to reach not just a few privileged organizations. It needs to reach everybody.
— Evelin Lindner, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies