“Being Strong Enough to Defend Yourself”: Untangling the Women, Peace and Security Agenda Amidst the Ukrainian Conflict
An article by Míla O’Sullivan has just been published in International Feminist Journal of Politics. It explores the adoption of the Women, Peace and Security agenda for the first time by a country engaged in a direct conflict—Ukraine.
Míla O’Sullivan, researcher at the Institute of International Relations, has just had her article published in International Feminist Journal of Politics. The article is based upon extensive field research in Ukraine, where Míla O’Sullivan explored the adoption of the Women, Peace and Security agenda for the first time by a country in a direct conflict.
The article argues that while privileging military security and women in the army, the WPS agenda is neglecting broader everyday insecurities, including socioeconomic inequalities that have been exacerbated by the conflict and the state reforms with disproportional impact on women. Ukraine’s case thus shows that in a situation of an active conflict and “defend-the-nation” thinking, the agenda is not leading to peace but militarization.
You can read the article here.