Engendering (In)security in Peace Support Operations

PR Higate, M Henry

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This article contributes towards ongoing debates on gender, security and post-conflict studies. Its focus is on the activities of male peace-keepers and their gendered relations with women and girls. Against the backdrop of the peacekeeping economies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, we focus on the consequences of male peacekeepers' construction and enactment of masculinity (and masculinities) on the security of local women. We conclude by suggesting that a deeper understanding of gender relations and security in peacekeeping contexts is necessary for any policy intervention in post-conflict settings.
Translated title of the contributionEngendering (In)security in Peace Support Operations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481 - 498
Number of pages18
JournalSecurity Dialogue
Volume35 (4)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

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Publisher: Sage


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