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Women, Peace and Security and Defence

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Katharine A. M. WrightORCiD



This is the final published version of a report that has been published in its final definitive form by WPS Helpdesk, 2022.

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The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has significant relevance to defence, yet tensions remain between defence and the normative foundations of the agenda drawn from the activism of anti-militarist civil society, who sought to end war, rather than making war safe for women. This report highlights that there is still significant scope for the engagement of defence with WPS in a way which is sensitive to such concerns; notably, through a focus on diversity and inclusion, engaging civil society as knowledge brokers of WPS, training and education, leadership and the role of gender advisors. It draws on a review of the extant literature and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) to identify best practice and areas for future research.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wright KAM

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2022

Print publication date: 04/11/2022

Acceptance date: 21/10/2022

Institution: WPS Helpdesk


ePrints DOI: 10.57711/th7d-cc39