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Women and International Peacekeeping : The Cass Series on Peacekeeping, 10 - Louise Olsson

Women and International Peacekeeping

The Cass Series on Peacekeeping, 10

By: Louise Olsson (Editor), Torrun L. Truggestad (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9780714682174
Number Of Pages: 145

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This work focuses on women's participation in peacekeeping operations and what needs to be considered regarding the role and circumstances of women, including those in relation to the host society. This volume opens with an article offering historical insights that reflect on the contemporary relevance of two ancient Greek plays, "Antigone" and "Lysistrata." The latter was referred to by Nelson Mandela in his efforts to negotiate the conflict in Burundi. The following essay is 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. Other topics include 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. Case studies include Macedonia, the only preventative operation in which it is possible to discuss gender implications on security. br In view of the extended period of time in which UNIFIL operated in Lebanon, it is valuable to compare operations before and after the inclusion of women on the staff. The peacekeeping mission in Namibia is notable as the UN's first multi-dimensional operation and as an operation in which women constituted a large part of the civilian staff is also examined.

Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Idea of Women in Peacekeeping: Lysistrata and Antigonep. 9
A Few Good Women: Gender Stereotypes, the Military and Peacekeepingp. 23
Women, Peacekeeping and Peacemaking: Gender Balance and Mainstreamingp. 39
'Women and Peace and Security': The Politics of Implementing Gender Sensitivity Norms in Peacekeepingp. 49
Sexual Violence in Times of War: A New Challenge for Peace Operations?p. 69
Military Women in Peace Operations: Experiences of the Norwegian Battalion in UNIFIL 1978-98p. 85
Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: The United Nations Transitional Assistance Group in Namibiap. 97
Closing Remarksp. 111
Windhoek Declarationp. 115
UN Security Council Resolution 1325p. 121
NUPI-Fafo Forum Recommendationsp. 125
Abstractsp. 133
Notes on Contributorsp. 137
Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780714682174
ISBN-10: 0714682179
Series: The Cass Series on Peacekeeping, 10
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 145
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1