Bridging the gap: early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect

Davies, Sara E., Teitt, Sarah and Nwokora, Zim (2014) Bridging the gap: early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect. Cooperation and Conflict, 50 2: 228-249. doi:10.1177/0010836714545689

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Author Davies, Sara E.
Teitt, Sarah
Nwokora, Zim
Title Bridging the gap: early warning, gender and the responsibility to protect
Journal name Cooperation and Conflict   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-8367
Publication date 2014-09-03
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0010836714545689
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 50
Issue 2
Start page 228
End page 249
Total pages 22
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Women, Peace and Security (WPS) scholars and practitioners have expressed reservations about the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle because of its popular use as a synonym for armed humanitarian intervention. On the other hand, R2P’s early failure to engage with and advance WPS efforts such as United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325 (2000) has seen the perpetuation of limited roles ascribed to women in implementing the R2P principle. As a result, there has been a knowledge and practice gap between the R2P and WPS agendas, despite the fact that their advocates share common goals in relation to the prevention of atrocities and protection of populations. In this article we propose to examine just one of the potential avenues for aligning the WPS agenda and R2P principle in a way that is beneficial to both and strengthens the pursuit of a shared goal – prevention. We argue that the development and inclusion of gender-specific indicators – particularly economic, social and political discriminatory practices against women – has the potential to improve the capacity of early warning frameworks to forecast future mass atrocities.
Keyword Early warning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print September 3, 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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