Academic research on the WPS agenda

We have archived a number of research studies and analyses of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS agenda here. If you know of a scholarly contribution that we have not listed, please email Laura Shepherd or tweet @drljshepherd.

Journal articles

Special Issue of International Feminist Journal of Politics, (2011) ‘Critically Examining UNSCR 1325’, (ed. Nicola Pratt and Sophie Richter-Devroe).

Special Issue of International Peacekeeping (2010) ‘Women, Peace and Conflict: A Decade after Resolution 1325‘ (Introduction by Susan Willett).

Barrow, Amy (2010) ‘UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820: constructing gender in armed conflict and international humanitarian law’, International Review of the Red Cross, 92(877), 221-234.

Bell, Christine and Catherine O’Rourke (2010) ‘Peace Agreements or Pieces of Paper? The Impact of UNSC Resolution 1325 on Peace Processes and their Agreements’, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 59(4), 941-980.

Cohn, Carol, Helen Kinsella and Sherri Gibbings (2004) ‘Women, Peace and Security: Resolution 1325‘, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 6(1), 130-40.

Dharmapuri, Sahana (2012) ‘Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Putting the Responsibility to Protect into Practice’, Global Responsibility to Protect, 4(2), 241-272.

Fuijp, Christy (2008) ‘From Soft to Hard Law: Moving Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security Across the Spectrum’, Georgetown Journal of Gender and Law, 215.

Goldstoff, Mellissa Goldenberg (2009/10) ‘Security Council Resolution 1820: An Imperfect but Necessary Resolution to Protect Civilians from Rape in War Zones‘, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, 491.

Gumru, Belgin and Jan Marie Fritz (2009) ‘Women, Peace and Security: An Analysis of the National Action Plans Developed in Response to UN Security Council Resolution 1325’, Societies Without Border 4(2), 209-225.

Hill, Felicity, Mikele Aboitiz, and Sara Poehlman‐Doumbouya (2003) ‘Nongovernmental Organizations’ Role in the Buildup and Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 28(4), 1255-69.

Joachim, Jutta and Andrea Schneiker (2012) ‘Changing Discourses, Changing Practices: Gender Mainstreaming and SecurityComparative European Politics (online advance)

Neuwirth, Jessica (2002) ‘Women and Peace and Security: The Implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325’, Duke Journal of Gender, Law and Policy, 253.

Otto, Dianne (2006/7) ‘A Sign of Weakness: Disrupting Gender Certainties in the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325′, Michegan Journal of Gender and Law, 13.

Otto, Dianne (2009) ‘The Exile of Inclusion: Reflections on Gender Issues in International Law over the Last Decade‘, Melbourne Journal of International Law, 11.

Otto, Dianne (2010) ‘Power and Danger: Feminist Engagement with International Law through the UN Security Council’, Australian Feminist Law Journal, 97.

Pruitt, Lesley J. (2012) ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward: International Approaches to Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence’Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, 33(4): 299-321.

Puechguirbal, Nadine (2004) ‘Women and Children: Deconstructing a Paradigm‘, Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 5.

Schreck, Rachel (2009/10) ‘Rhetoric without Results: United Nations Security Council Resolutions concerning Rape during Armed Conflict‘, Penn State International Law Review, 83.

Scully, Pamela (2009) ‘Vulnerable Women: A Critical Reflection on Human Rights Discourse and Sexual Violence‘, Emory International Law Review, 113.

Shepherd, Laura J. (2008) ‘Power and Authority in the Production of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325’, International Studies Quarterly, 52(2), 383-404.

True, Jacqui and Mona-Lena Krook (2012) ‘Rethinking the Life Cycles of International Norms: The United Nations and the Global Promotion of Gender Equality‘, European Journal of International Relations 18(1), 103-127.

Tryggestad, Torunn L., (2009) ‘Trick or Treat? The UN and Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security‘, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 15(4), 539-557.

Wright, Lindsay L. (2012) ‘Fails So Good: An Examination of the United Nations’ Ineffective Implementation of Resolution 1820 in Democratic Republic of Congo‘, Suffolk Transnational Law Review, 35.


Hudson, Natalie F. (2009) Gender, Human Security and the United Nations, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Olonisakin, Funmi, Karen Barnes and Eka Ikpe (2010) Women, Peace and Security: Translating Policy into Practice, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Porter, Elisabeth and Anuradha Mundkur (2013) Peace & Security: Implications for Women, Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.

Pruitt, Lesley J. (forthcoming 2013) Youth Peacebuilding: Music, Gender, and Change, New York, NY: SUNY Press.

Shepherd, Laura J. (2008) Gender, Violence and Security: Discourse as Practice, London: Zed.

True, Jacqui (2012) The Political Economy of Violence Against Women, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bibiliographies and other resources

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