Women and Security Governance in Africa

Women and Security Governance in Africa

Edited by 'Funmi Olonisakin, Awino Okech


When United Nations Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security was adopted in October 2000, it was hailed by policy analysts and international observers alike as a path-breaking move. It was the first time that the security concerns of women in situations of armed conflict and their role in peace building were placed on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

In the field of international security, there is a tendency to relegate discussions on women and children to the margins. This book addresses a broader debate on security and its governance in a variety of contexts while at the same time making the argument that human security cannot be achieved without placing women at the centre of this policy agenda – for perhaps the single most important measure of the effectiveness of security governance is its impact on women. But this is not just a book about women. Rather it is a book about inclusive human security for Africans, which cannot ignore the central place of women.

Written by academics and activists from around Africa, this book fills a gap in the growing field of gender and security. Its African-centred approach – both analytically and through derivative experiences – builds a corpus of approaches that will shape interventions, policy advocacy and programmatic approaches on women's rights and security sector governance.

This book is aimed at policymakers, NGOs, development agencies, activists focusing on women's rights, peace and security, as well as scholars in Africa, Europe and North America.

If you're an African non-governmental organisation of limited funds, please email info@pambazukapress.org to arrange a complimentary copy of this ebook (Adobe PDF).

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Title Women and Security Governance in Africa
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading POL034000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
SOC032000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
BIC Subject Heading GTJ Peace studies & conflict resolution
LBBS International humanitarian law
JFSJ1 Gender studies: women
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Postgraduate, research and scholarly
Credit Pambazuka Press
Title First Published 06 January 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: LBBS      93 Thema subject category: JBSF1      93 Thema subject category: GTU
Format Paperback
Nb of pages XII - 172 p.
ISBN-10 1-906387-89-3
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-89-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387891
Publication Date 06 January 2011
Main content page count 172
Front matter page count (Roman) 12
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 cm
Weight 300 gr
List Price £16.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages XII - 172 p.
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 1-906387-90-7
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-90-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387907
Publication Date 06 January 2011
Main content page count 172
Front matter page count (Roman) 12
Format ePub
Nb of pages
Product Detail EPUB
ISBN-10 0857490001
ISBN-13 9780857490001
Publication Date 06 January 2011
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages
Reference no. BUNPDF9781906387891
Weight 310 gr
List Price £30.90

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