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.
China’s Approach to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda: An Interview with YEONJU JUNG
In the current landscape of global politics, China’s rise and its foreign policy are frequent topics of discussion. Simultaneously, there’s a growing interest in studying gender and women’s issues within […]
Women’s Political Participation and Agency in Indonesia: An Interview with Raneeta Mutiara
In the context of the upcoming Indonesian presidential elections of February 2024, ISDP’s Asia Program intern Nolwenn Gueguen sat down with PhD scholar from the Singapore University of Social Sciences, […]
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.