Sansristi and Prajnya have been organising a lecture series on ‘Peace and Gender.’ These are meant to introduce new audience to a feminist perspective on peace and security and to the use of a gender lens to think about these issues. They are a point of departure.
Our speakers have shared additional readings should anyone wish to further research any of the topics. We hope you will find them useful.
Points of departure
- Betty Reardon and Asha Hans, eds., The Gender Imperative: Human Securty vs State Security, Routledge: New York/New Delhi, 2nd ed. 2019.
- Asha Hans and Swarna Rajagopalan, eds., 2016 Openings for Peace – UNSCR 1325, women and security in India, Sage Publications, 2016.
- Farah Faizal and Swarna Rajagopalan, eds., Women, Security, South Asia: A Clearing in the Thicket, Sage, 2005.
- Cynthia Enloe, Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics, University of California Press, Berkeley, multiple editions.
- Soumita Basu, Paul Kirby and Laura J. Shepherd, eds., New Directions in Women, Peace and Security, Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020.
Peace and Gender: Making the Connection
- Swarna Rajagopalan, “Peace Refractions,” Peacebuilding issue, Agenda, October 2011.
- Shweta Singh, Gender, Conflict and Security: Perspectives from South Asia, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 2017.
- Swarna Rajagopalan, “Security for All” series, 2008-09.
- Asha Hans, COVID-19: The New Normal: Militarization and Women’s New Agenda in India, Global Campaign for Peace Education, 2020.
- Women’s Regional Network, From Conflict to Security, 2014.
- Asha Hans, Women Across Borders in Kashmir: The Continuum of Violence, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 19 Issue 4, 2000.
- Asha Hans, Gender, Technology and Disability in the South, Development, 49:123-127, 2006.
- Swarna Rajagopalan, Notes on Peace from Northern Sri Lanka, DNA India, October 2016.
UN Security Council Resolution 1325
- Soumita Basu, ‘The Global South Writes 1325 (Too)‘, International Political Science Review, 37: 3, 2016.
- Soumita Basu ‘Gender as National Interest at the UN Security Council‘, International Affairs, 92.2, 2016.
- Soumita Basu ‘The UN Security Council and the Political Economy of the WPS Resolutions‘, Politics & Gender, 13:4, 2017.
- Shweta Singh ‘Re-thinking the ‘Normative’ in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Perspectives from Sri Lanka‘, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 4:2, 2017.
- Punam Yadav ‘When the personal is international: implementation of the National Action Plan on resolutions 1325 and 1820 in Nepal‘, Gender, Technology and Development, 24:2, 2020.
Public domain resources:
UN Global Study on 1325, 2015 (The High Level Review)Swarna Rajagopalan, 15 Years of Resolution 1325: Why are women still not included at the peace table?, DNA, October 31, 2105.Swarna Rajagopalan, Women, peace and democracy, New Indian Express, October 31, 2019.
Beyond Conflict: Development, Disaster and Displacement
- Eileen Pittaway & Linda Bartolomei, Refugees, Race, and Gender: The Multiple Discrimination against Refugee Women, Refuge, Volume 19, Number 6, 2001.
- Asha Hans et al, Encountering Gendered Spaces in Climate Change Policy in India: Migration and Adaptation, Journal of Migration Affairs, Volume II, Number 1, September 2019.
- Asha Hans, Of Displacement and Gender Spaces,Peace Prints, Vol. 4, No. 1: Summer, 2012
- Asha Hans, Gender, Camps and International Norms, Refugee Studies 32, December 2008.
- Asha Hans, “Refugee Women and Children Need for Protection and Care,” in Ranabir Sammadar, ed., Refugees and the State Practices of Asylum and Care, Sage Publications, 2000.
- Asha Hans, Sri Lanka Tamil Refugee Women in India, Refuge Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 16 (2), 1997.
- Swarna Rajagopalan, “Gender Violence, Conflict, Internal Displacement And Peacebuilding ,” Peace Prints, Volume 3, Number 1, 2010.
You can also look up Forced Migration Review.
Disarmament and Gender
- Fact Sheet: Gender Perspectives on Disarmament and Arms Control. UNODA. January 2020
- Women in Arms Control: Time for a Gender Turn? Arm Control Association. October 2019
- Renata Hessmann Dalaqua, Kjølv Egeland, Torbjørn Graff Hugo, Still behind the curve.UNIDIR.June 24. 2019
- Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack. International Gender Champions Ddisarmament, January 2019
- Missing Voices: The Continuing Underrepresentation of Women in Multilateral Forums on Weapons and Disarmament. Arm control association.December 2017
- Sahana Dharmapuri, Back to the basics:Gender Blindness Negatively Impacts Security, Our Secure Future.March 03, 2017
- GENDER, DEVELOPMENT AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS. UNIDIR. October 2016
- Women and multilateral disarmament forums: Patterns of underrepresentation. Article 36 .OCTOBER 2015
- Gender and Disarmament. Geneva Disarmament Platform.