Women, Peace and Security

This course is an initiative launched by Oxfam Novib in The Hague, in cooperation with Leiden University, the Women Peacemakers Program, WO=MEN, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, the first in a series of six resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, which not only recognizes the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women but also stresses the crucial importance of including women in all phases of peace processes to ensure sustainable peace and security. Experience has shown that the challenges to implementing these resolutions remain significant. A great deal remains to be done in the areas of gender justice, reflecting on masculinities, peace-building, conflict transformation and the promotion of human rights.

This course provides a forum for learning and exchange. It will offer insights to the Women, Peace and Security agenda and a unique opportunity to network with professionals from different regions, countries and contexts. Confirmed faculty includes Prof. Cees Flinterman (member UN Human Rights Committee/former CEDAW member), Prof. Rikki Holtmaat (Leiden University), Prof. William Schabas (Leiden University) and Prof. Dubravka Zarkov (International Institute for Social Studies).

Professionals and advanced students with a clear interest in the theme are invited to apply.


More information

For more information about this summer school please visit the website of Grotius Centre.