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Why Is It So Hard to Get Women to the Peace Table? And Why Is That Not Even the Right Question?

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Quinn Administration Building, Chancellor’s Conference Room, 3rd floor, • UMass Boston • JFK Station • Boston


Carol Cohn
Director, Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights


The current "Women, Peace and Security" agenda in international policy and activist communities tends to focus on conflict-related sexual violence and women's political representation. In this talk, Cohn will explore the genesis of this severely constricted agenda, and argue that as the 15 year anniversary of UNSCR 1325 approaches, we need to rethink the kinds of research, knowledge and activism required for a truly transformative gender, peace and security praxis.  This talk will frame this year's Consortium focus on gendered political economies of war and peacebuilding.


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