Mapping Gender and the Responsibility to Protect: Seeking Intersections, Finding Parallels

"Mapping Gender and the Responsibility to Protect: Seeking Intersections, Finding Parallels" (2012) 4:2 Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 133.

21 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last revised: 15 Aug 2014

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Jennifer Bond

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Laurel Sherret

Independent

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Over the past decade, the international community has acknowledged that traditional notions of conflict and protection must be re-visited if true human security is to be realized. Consistent with this recognition, both the responsibility to protect and the women, peace, and security agenda challenge the status quo and offer new perspectives from which to approach responses to conflict. Unfortunately, the former was developed without consideration of the latter, and a tremendous opportunity to benefit from years of experience and expertise was thus missed. This article demonstrates that while recent discourse surrounding the responsibility to protect suggests some increased awareness that conflict affects men and women differently, there remains a significant disconnect between the development of this framework and the ever-growing body of work on the gendered nature of peace and security issues. Our identification of this ongoing chasm is accompanied by two simple observations: first, that this renders the responsibility to protect inconsistent with other international commitments and priorities; and second, that incorporation of the links between gender and conflict will improve the ability of the responsibility to protect to afford true protection.

Keywords: gender, responsibility to protect, R2P, women peace security, SCR 1325

Suggested Citation

Bond, Jennifer and Sherret, Laurel, Mapping Gender and the Responsibility to Protect: Seeking Intersections, Finding Parallels (2012). "Mapping Gender and the Responsibility to Protect: Seeking Intersections, Finding Parallels" (2012) 4:2 Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 133., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129562

Jennifer Bond (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Laurel Sherret

Independent

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