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Heathcote, Gina (2021) 'Gendered Security.' In: Gleiss, Robin and Melzer, Nils, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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This chapter explores the links between women, peace, and security in the activities of international institutions, such as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and well beyond institutional settings. Since the adoption of UNSC Resolution 1325, there has been recognition within international institutions that there is a link between women, peace, and security. The chapter draws on a range of feminist approaches to mark a shift towards gender (rather than women) and security and a need for further expansion of the field to acknowledge plural feminist approaches. The latter is demonstrated through an incorporation of indigenous feminisms, an analysis of gendered security at sea, and the impact of the politics of austerity within Western democracies. The chapter then provides a gender analysis of UNSC Resolution 2467 (2019), which was drafted by Germany. Resolution 2467 focuses on conflict-related sexual violence and although it still continued an agenda for supporting punitive measures—sanctions and prosecutions—the draft introduced a reproductive health response to this form of gender-based violence.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: international law, international organizations, collective security, international peace, security, sexual violence, postcolonial feminisms, intersectionality, indigenous peoples, austerity politics
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780198827276
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Gleiss, Robin and Melzer, Nils, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security. Oxford. Oxford University Press: Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 10:40

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