The Gender and Security Agenda

Strategies for the 21st Century

Authored by: de Jonge Oudraat, C., & Brown, M. E. (Eds.)

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Year: 2020
Citation: de Jonge Oudraat, C., & Brown, M. E. (Eds.). (2020). The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century. Routledge.

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Executive Summary

This book examines the gender dimensions of a wide array of national and international security challenges.

The volume examines gender dynamics in ten issue areas in both the traditional and human security sub-fields: armed conflict, post-conflict, terrorism, military organizations, movement of people, development, environment, humanitarian emergencies, human rights, governance. The contributions show how gender affects security and how security problems affect gender issues.

Each chapter also examines a common set of key factors across the issue areas: obstacles to progress, drivers of progress and long-term strategies for progress in the 21st century. The volume develops key scholarship on the gender dimensions of security challenges and thereby provides a foundation for improved strategies and policy directions going forward. The lesson to be drawn from this study is clear: if scholars, policymakers and citizens care about these issues, then they need to think about both security and gender.