Transforming Power to Put Women at the Heart of Peacebuilding: Introduction

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Peace and security for women and other marginalized groups cannot be achieved if it is defined exclusively within the frame of war and militarism. Feminist peace and security addresses insecurity before, during and after conflict and understands violence as something that spans from the home to international fora. The essays in this collection challenge us to see structural inequalities, including extreme inequality, racism, neo-colonialism and misogyny, as forms of violence. For all four authors, only ‘human security’ – a multidimensional view of security which acknowledges the whole system of inter-dependencies and intersections, and addresses the challenges to the safety, survival, livelihoods and dignity of people and the environment they live in – is real security.

Read the full collection of essays here.