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Title:Beyond 'gender and stir': reflections on gender and SSR in the aftermath of African conflicts
Editors:Baaz, Maria ErikssonISNI
Utas, MatsISNI
Series:Policy dialogue (ISSN 1654-6709)
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
South Sudan
Subjects:armed forces
gender roles
conference papers (form)
External link:http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:570724/fulltext01
Abstract:This policy dialogue is a result of the workshop on Gender and Security Sector Reform in post-conflict Societies in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned, held in Stockholm on 6-7 December 2010. While one of the issues discussed during the workshop was the limitations and fluidity of the concept of SSR itself, the policy dialogue mainly addresses gender and the gendering of security institutions. 'Gender and SSR' tends to be translated into the representation of women in security forces and 'add women and stir' strategic interventions. As the contributors to this volume highlight, there are several problems associated with this narrow conception of gender and SSR. Contributions: Beyond 'gender and stir' (Maria Eriksson Baaz and Mats Utas); Research on gender and SSR in Africa (Cheryl Hendricks); Women's participation in UN peace operations (Kathleen Jennings); Foregrounding the in/visibility of military and militarised masculinities (Paul Higate); Beyond militarised masculinity: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Maria Erikson Baaz and Maria Stern); Perspectives from both sides of the thin blue line: women's voices on police reform in Liberia and Southern Sudan (Jennifer Erin Salahub); Towards a gender-sensitive police and army: how the EU is assisting the DRC government reform its security apparatus (Ramadan Fabrice); Young women in African wars (Chris Coulter, Mariam Persson and Mats Utas). [ASC Leiden abstract]