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Gendered Security Harms in Nigeria’s Counterinsurgency Response

Gendered Security Harms in Nigeria’s Counterinsurgency Response

The overly simplistic understanding of gender in Nigeria’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS), along with the government’s failure to prioritize human rights in its security policy, together result in “gendered security harms."

Racial Justice in Peace and Security: Our commitment to do better

Racial Justice in Peace and Security: Our commitment to do better

Reflecting on our role as peace scholars and practitioners, we realize that our work has focused too narrowly on conflict dynamics and violence prevention abroad and has failed to adequately address those same dynamics in our communities at home.

Critical Feminist Insights on Security, Militarism, and the Inclusion of Women in the Military

Critical Feminist Insights on Security, Militarism, and the Inclusion of Women in the Military

A critical feminist perspective is necessary to a more accurate understanding of problems around gender and militarism, security, warfare, and militaries themselves. All of these depend on gender hierarchies—the privileging of masculinity and its associated traits over femininity and its associated traits—and “gendered myths and images” to function.

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