Participation and Protection: Security Council Dynamics, Bureaucratic Politics and the Evolution of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Jenkins & Goetz | 2018
This chapter focuses on the political and institutional factors behind the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325, highlighting two elements of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda: participation and protection. Yet, despite efforts, women remain underrepresented. A sole focus on protection of women from sexual violence, due to opposition to participation, a lack of accountability systems, and a lack of a powerful advocate within the UN bureaucratic system, perpetuates a protectionist narrative. The chapter includes suggestions for UN working groups to better enable women’s participation in peace and security processes.