Promoting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Authored by: Katharine A. M. Wright

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Agreements
Year: 2019
Citation: Wright, Katharine A. M. NATO and the EU: The Essential Partners. Report. Edited by Lindstrom Gustav and Tardy Thierry. NATO Defense College, 2019. 91-100. Accessed January 15, 2020. doi:10.2307/resrep19964.14.

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The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda encapsulated in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and further developed in the eight follow-up resolutions has become the cornerstone of global engagement with gender issues. It acknowledges both the disproportionate impact of conflict on women, and the importance of their representation in decision-making processes. It calls for gender mainstreaming across all peace and security areas and seeks to challenge the narrow definition of security as defence