Women, Security & Development
The events of the 21st century have convincingly demonstrated that women’s security issues are indivisible from the general present-day political, economic, and socio-cultural context. Due to military and ethnic violence, escalating militarism and revived fundamentalism, new threats to women’s and girl’s empowerment have emerged. Equal rights of women are essential in order to foster peace, democracy and economic development. One of the most important factors in reaching gender equality is equal access to education. There are long term benefits of girl’s education that extend beyond the individual and their families. Educating young girls and women is one of the most powerful tools to empower women, both within the personal sphere and in the society as whole.
ISDP’s activities in this field focuses on research and analysis of current trends and policies concerning gender inequality. These issues are key to resolving security and development issues linked to gender inequality, such as deficit in democracy, women participation and conflict resolution.
An Interview with MARGARETA WAHLSTRÖM: Gender Equality on the Korean Peninsula
In commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8, gender and development expert Elin Eriksson from ISDP’s Korea Team sat down with humanitarian aid professional Margareta Wahlström to address some […]
Understanding North Korea’s Resilience through Economy, Laws and Governance: a review of introductory sources and essential monographs
This article reviews contributions that may help researchers re-evaluate the question of the North Korea’s remarkable resilience in spite of its undeniable economic failure, a seemingly obscure legal system, and […]
1325 NAPs Beyond East and West: Institutionalizing the WPS Agenda in Sweden and South Korea
Jiso Yoon & Love-Lis Liljeström compare Sweden’s and South Korea’s primary achievements and flaws in formulating and implementing their national action plans on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
Women’s Rights in China and Feminism on Chinese Social Media
Abstract In recent years, women in China have to a greater extent than previously raised their voices about issues relating to women’s rights and gender equality. Social media has served […]
Gender Reality in Bangladesh: Issues and Possibilities
Abstract Bangladesh has made marked strides in many social development indicators such as: structural, economic, cultural, education, healthcare, and political policies. Experience reveals that the influence of patriarchy has not […]
Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
Abstract The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasizes that women need to be adequately represented in all walks of life, including higher education. It is obviously crucial for […]