Bridging the gap: early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect

Davies, Sara E., Teitt, Sarah and Nwokora, Zim 2015, Bridging the gap: early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect, Cooperation and conflict, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 228-249, doi: 10.1177/0010836714545689.

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Title Bridging the gap: early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect
Author(s) Davies, Sara E.
Teitt, Sarah
Nwokora, ZimORCID iD for Nwokora, Zim
Journal name Cooperation and conflict
Volume number 50
Issue number 2
Start page 228
End page 249
Total pages 22
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-06
ISSN 0010-8367
Keyword(s) Early warning
Summary Women, Peace and Security (WPS) scholars and practitioners have expressed reservations about the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle because of its popular use as a synonym for armed humanitarian intervention. On the other hand, R2P’s early failure to engage with and advance WPS efforts such as United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325 (2000) has seen the perpetuation of limited roles ascribed to women in implementing the R2P principle. As a result, there has been a knowledge and practice gap between the R2P and WPS agendas, despite the fact that their advocates share common goals in relation to the prevention of atrocities and protection of populations. In this article we propose to examine just one of the potential avenues for aligning the WPS agenda and R2P principle in a way that is beneficial to both and strengthens the pursuit of a shared goal – prevention. We argue that the development and inclusion of gender-specific indicators – particularly economic, social and political discriminatory practices against women – has the potential to improve the capacity of early warning frameworks to forecast future mass atrocities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0010836714545689
Field of Research 1605 Policy And Administration
1606 Political Science
160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2015
Copyright notice ©2015, Sage
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