Rwanda and the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

Authored by: Kiri-Ann E. Richardson Olney

Categories: Peace Support Operations, Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Mass Atrocities, Peacemaking, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Country: Rwanda
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2011
Citation: Olney, Kiri-Ann E. Richardson. "Rwanda and the Implementation of UNSCR 1325." In Women, Peace and Security: Translating Policy into Practice, edited by 'Funmi Olonisakin, Karen Barnes, and Eka Ikpe, 104-120. New York: Routledge, 2011.

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Executive Summary

This chapter examines the Rwandan case study by considering the idea of security as a gendered concept and by applying this idea to women’s roles and security in Rwanda before and after the genocide. The chapter also explores the involvement of the international community in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and its aftermath and, within this context, compares the development of post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding in Rwanda with the prescriptions of UNSCR 1325 by focusing specifically on the articles that refer to peacekeeping, peacebuilding and the protection and care of women and girls during and after armed conflict.