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Heathcote, Gina (2018) 'Security Council Resolution 2242 on women, peace and security: progressive gains or dangerous development?' Global Society, 32 (4). pp. 374-394.

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This paper challenges the UN Security Council’s approach to women, peace and security through a detailed analysis of participation initiatives in the eight resolutions on women, peace and security, alongside study of the recent shift to include countering terrorism and violent extremism provisions in resolution 2242. Through review of a range of feminist approaches that remain ‘outside’ the strategies leading institutional gender perspectives I scrutinise the shifts across the resolutions on women, peace and security. In particular, this article analyses how Security Council resolution 2242, produced after the High-Level Report studying the fifteen years after resolution 1325, includes important developments in the articulation of participation. However, the risk of progressing work on women, peace and security within global structures without attention to the diversity of women’s needs, lives and experiences drawn from a feminist commitment to anti-militarism and postcolonial listening is likely to produce a series of regressive outcomes that perpetuate victim feminisms and which fail to dislodge the intersection of gender with colonial and racial power structures within global institutions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: feminist approaches; women, peace and security; participation; Security Council; counter-terrorism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Gender Studies
ISSN: 13600826
Copyright Statement: © 2018 University of Kent. This is the accepted version of an article published by Taylor and Francis in Global Society on 25 July 2018:
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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 10:17

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