Edited by Cecilia M. Bailliet
Chapter 15: Transforming reality: employing international law to end practices that exclude women as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and peacebuilders
This chapter addresses how international law can be employed to end practices that exclude women as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and peacebuilders. It begins by addressing a recent discussion with members of the security and defense community of the Americas in an academic setting, during which responses to the author’s concern about the absence of women at the Colombian peace negotiation table were ‘women not important’ and an assertion that women do not need to be represented at the ‘peace table’ because the male negotiators are able to fully represent women’s interests. It addresses the range of international law tools available to end exclusion (to include international treaties, committee general recommendations, compliance measures, and UN Security Council resolutions). It explores whether and how these tools have been effective to end exclusion in peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. And it identifies opportunities for the future.
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