Women’s Role in Reconstructing Peace and Security

Authored by: Cristina Radoi

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Human Development, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Country: Romania
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2011
Citation: Radoi, Cristina. "Women's Role in Reconstructing Peace and Security." Western Balkans Security Observer 19 (2011): 68-80.

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This paper aims to explore the role of Romanian military women in reconstructing the discourse of peace and security. Although international officials claim that women’s role is very important in preventing conflicts, in reconstructing peace and rebuilding society in post conflict zones, in reality women only have a formal role, both when they are part of the army as well as when they are civilians in conflict zones. It argues that international laws and the Romanian army both see women as victims, not as equal and important actors in achieving these goals.