The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security

Passed in 2000, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent seven Resolutions make up the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This agenda is a significant international normative and policy framework addressing the gender-specific impacts of conflict on women and girls, including protection against sexual and gender-based violence, promotion of women's participation in peace and security processes, and support for women's roles as peace builders in the prevention of conflict and rebuilding of societies after conflict. Implementation within and across states and international organizations - and within peace and security operations - has been slow despite significant transnational advocacy in support of the WPS agenda. The OxfordHandbook of Women, Peace, and Security brings together scholars, advocates, and policymakers to provide an overview of what we know concerning what works to promote women's participation in peace and security, what works to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence and other human rights violations, and what works to prevent conflict drawing on women's experiences and knowledge of building peace from local to global levels.

Book contents:

  1. Women, Peace, and Security: A Transformative Agenda?

  2. Peace and Security from a Feminist Perspective

  3. Adoption of 1325 Resolution

  4. Civil Society’s Leadership in Adopting 1325 Resolution

  5. Scholarly Debates and Contested Meanings of WPS

  6. Advocacy and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

  7. WPS as a Political Movement

  8. Locating Masculinities in WPS

  9. WPS and Adopted Security Council Resolutions

  10. WPS and Gender Mainstreaming

  11. The Production of the 2015 Global Study

  12. WPS and Conflict Prevention

  13. What Works in Participation

  14. What Works (and Fails) in Protection

  15. What Works in Relief and Recovery

  16. Where the WPS Pillars Intersect

  17. WPS and Female Peacekeepers

  18. WPS and SEA in Peacekeeping Operations

  19. WPS and Peacekeeping Economies

  20. WPS in Military Training and Socialization

  21. WPS and Policing: New Terrain

  22. WPS, States, and the National Action Plans

  23. WPS inside the United Nations

  24. WPS and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict

  25. WPS and the Human Rights Council

  26. WPS and International Financial Institutions

  27. WPS and the International Criminal Court

  28. WPS and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  29. WPS and the African Union

  30. WPS and the Association of South East Asian Nations

  31. WPS and the Pacific Islands Forum

  32. WPS and the Organization of American States

  33. WPS and Civil Society

  34. WPS and Transnational Feminist Networks

  35. Implementing WPS

  36. Cross-Cutting Agenda? Connections and Mainstreaming

  37. Ongoing and Future Challenges