Sunday, November 13, 2011

Go On! Write On! Peacekeeping & Gender Equality

A reminder from a previous post:

The Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (APCML), Melbourne Law School, and the Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are inviting submissions for a symposium entitled:
The symposium will be held at Melbourne Law School on 19-20 April 2012. The Call for Papers Deadline is soon: Monday, 21 November 2011. Submissions to: According to the organizers, our colleagues Dianne Otto of Melbourne Law School (below left) and Gina Heathcote of SOAS (right):
The symposium will bring together military, police and civilian participants in peace support operations, academics, researchers, government officials and local leaders from post-conflict societies, primarily from the Asia-Pacific region, to discuss their perspectives on and experiences with incorporating a ‘gender perspective’ into peacekeeping operations, as required by Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). It will be the first time that this topic is explored in a scholarly symposium in Australia and coincides with the development of an Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
They are seeking submissions of abstracts of not more than 300 words that engage with one of the following themes:
  • What do supporters of Resolution 1325, both inside and outside the Security Council, hope to achieve by the incorporation of a ‘gender perspective’ into peacekeeping operations?
  • What has incorporating a ‘gender perspective’ into peacekeeping operations come to mean in practice?
  • What has been the role of international law, both soft and hard, in supporting the promotion of a ‘gender perspective’ in peacekeeping practice?
  • What specific challenges have been highlighted by the incorporation of a ‘gender perspective’ in peace support operations and how have those challenges been addressed?
  • What future strategies for incorporating a ‘gender perspective’ are suggested by the experience of Resolution 1325?

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