Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective

Another world is not only possible…She is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

(Arundhati Roy)

Why it is that girls tend to be the most often marginalized actors when it comes to participation in peace processes? Research shows that they tend to be forgotten both in youth programs, which are often dominated by boys, and women’s programs, which are usually dominated by older women. Although UNSC Resolution 1325 clearly outlines a role for women and girls, implementation strategies have tended to focus on older women, who have also more frequently used the Resolution in their organizing and advocacy.  Just as participation by both men and women are needed to ensure sustainable peace, the experiences and needs of girls and boys are also essential to take into account.

Conflict often deeply impacts young people, yet they tend to be ignored by scholarship and…

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