This NTS Insight explores the changing nature of conflict since the late 1990s where women and children were increasingly used as weapons of war. Since its passage in October 2000, the UNSCR 1325 has significantly advanced women’s rights in conflict situations and brought to light the absence of women in negotiations and peace-building efforts. The number of peace agreements incorporating women’s rights have increased over the years. Despite this progress, a lot remains to be done. More female negotiators and mediators are needed, and demobilisation and reintegration processes have to take into account the role of female fighters in conflicts, moving beyond recognising women as victims. In order to ensure that gender inclusivity remains at the top of the agenda, courageous women’s leadership in public spaces is essential.
Bulletins and Newsletters / Non-Traditional Security / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 13/05/2016