UNSCR 1325: The Challenges of Framing Women’s Rights as a Security Matter

Authored by: Natalie Florea Hudson

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Peacemaking, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: No Region
Year: 2013
Citation: Hudson, Natalie Florea. UNSCR 1325: The Challenges of Framing Women's Rights as a Security Matter. Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, 2013.

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Executive Summary

This brief analyzes the conceptual assumptions underpinning UNSCR 1325, and argues that such assumptions shape how women are perceived in the conflict context. The author suggests that UNSCR’s underlying framework limits the roles available to women in the post-conflict setting. By highlighting how these assumptions funnel women into specific societal roles, the author aims to improve the international community’s efforts to enhance gender sensitivity in conflict and post-conflict settings.