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Author Valenius, Johanna

Title Gender mainstreaming in ESDP missions / Johanna Valenius
Published Paris : European Union Institute for Security Studies, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (73 pages : illustrations)
Series Chaillot paper, 1017-7566 ; 101
Chaillot papers (Online) ; no. 101
Chaillot papers ; no. 101
Contents Preface / Judy Batt -- Introduction -- Gender mainstreaming, what and why : The definition of sex/gender. Gendered securities and insecurities. Gender-based violence against women and men in conflicts. Towards diversity? -- Research findings from Bosnia-Herzegovina and other case studies: Attitudes towards women's participation in EUPM and EUFOR. Women as 'civilisers' of men's behaviour. Obstacles to women's participation in operations abroad. Prostitution and peacekeeping. Women as role-models for local women. Dialogue with local and international women's groups -- Conclusion -- Annexes: Statistical data. UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security. GAERC conclusions. ESDP operations. Abbreviations
Summary In 2000 the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security, which calls for 'gender mainstreaming'. This means taking account of gender factors in the planning and implementation of crisis management policies and missions, and gender balancing in civilian and military operations. International organisations, governments and national militaries have become increasingly aware of the unintended gendered side-effects of peacekeeping operations, including incidents of prostitution, trafficking in women and the exploitation of local women and men in post-conflict societies. Systematic sexualised violence against women during conflicts, and the effects of this on post-war reconstruction, further highlights the need for gender-sensitive policies. Within the EU, gender mainstreaming in crisis management operations became topical in 2005 when the European Council welcomed a paper by the General Secretariat on Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the context of ESDP. This Chaillot Paper seeks to clarify and explore the issue of gender mainstreaming. In the first part it addresses what gender mainstreaming is and why it should be implemented in ESDP missions. The second part presents the findings of a case study conducted by researchers at the EU Institute for Security Studies on the ESDP missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Notes "May 2007."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Gender mainstreaming -- European Union countries
Peacekeeping forces -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Peacekeeping forces, European
Sexual abuse victims -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- European Union countries
Women in war -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Women in war -- European Union countries
Women soldiers -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Women soldiers -- European Union countries
Gender mainstreaming.
Peacekeeping forces, European.
Peacekeeping forces.
Sexual abuse victims.
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior.
Women in war.
Women soldiers.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Europe -- European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Institute for Security Studies (Paris, France)
ISBN 9291981125
ISSN 1017-7566
Other Titles Gender mainstreaming in European Security and Defence Policy missions