Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Michael E. Brown (eds.), The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2020).

This book examines the gender dimensions of a wide array of national and international security challenges.

The volume examines gender dynamics in ten issue areas in both the traditional and human security sub-fields: armed conflict, post-conflict, terrorism, military organizations, movement of people, development, environment, humanitarian emergencies, human rights, governance. The contributions show how gender affects security and how security problems affect gender issues.

Each chapter also examines a common set of key factors across the issue areas: obstacles to progress, drivers of progress and long-term strategies for progress in the 21st century. The volume develops key scholarship on the gender dimensions of security challenges and thereby provides a foundation for improved strategies and policy directions going forward. The lesson to be drawn from this study is clear: if scholars, policymakers and citizens care about these issues, then they need to think about both security and gender.

This will be of much interest to students of gender studies, security studies, human security and International Relations in general.

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About the Editors
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is President of Women In International Security (WIIS). She has held senior positions at the US Institute of Peace, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva.

Michael E. Brown is Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, USA.

1325AndBeyond: Winning Essays
To mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Washington, DC launched an international essay competition—1325AndBeyond. Please find 1325AndBeyond: Winning Essays here. The essays in this volume underscore the global importance of the WPS agenda and present innovative ideas on how to move the WPS agenda forward.