Gender in Security Studies

Authored by: Marcela Donadio

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718691
eBook ISBN: 9781315867908
Adobe ISBN: 9781317965091


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A look at global discourse over the past two decades corroborates the assumption that gender and security are linked: One can observe this link in debates and sometimes in policies, as well as in multilateral initiatives such as those of the United Nations Security Council through its resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security.1 Also–referring now to the Latin American context–several countries have modified their policies in order to open up space for the issue of gender within the armed forces and, to a lesser extent, within police institutions. The need to consider the issue of gender has become the norm in both academic and political contexts, especially since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000.

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