Women, Security & Development
The events of the 21st century have convincingly demonstrated that women’s security issues are indivisible from the general present-day political, economic, and socio-cultural context. Due to military and ethnic violence, escalating militarism and revived fundamentalism, new threats to women’s and girl’s empowerment have emerged. Equal rights of women are essential in order to foster peace, democracy and economic development. One of the most important factors in reaching gender equality is equal access to education. There are long term benefits of girl’s education that extend beyond the individual and their families. Educating young girls and women is one of the most powerful tools to empower women, both within the personal sphere and in the society as whole.
ISDP’s activities in this field focuses on research and analysis of current trends and policies concerning gender inequality. These issues are key to resolving security and development issues linked to gender inequality, such as deficit in democracy, women participation and conflict resolution.
Taking Stock of China’s Anti-Discrimination Legislation
Summary China’s transition to a socialist market economy in 1978 – resulting in increased competition, especially in the labor market – introduced greater opportunities for discrimination. Since the 1990’s, China […]
Gender Equality on the Korean Peninsula
Issues of gender equality and women’s participation can often be neglected in peace building processes and thus far it has certainly not been a driving agenda in the current negotiations […]
Gendered Globalization: Sino-Nordic Policy Solutions
Both the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Nordic countries (Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Finland) view gender equality as a social justice issue and are politically committed towards achieving […]
Myanmar and the Case for UN Resolution 1325
From sexual violence to socio-economic hardships, women have borne a disproportionate share of the burden in Myanmar’s decades-long civil war. As the country undergoes a protracted peace process, more needs […]
Empowering Tamil Women: Recovery in Post-conflict Sri Lanka
More than five years after the Sri Lankan government’s victory over the LTTE insurgency, billions of dollars have been invested in infrastructure development projects in war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka. However, […]