WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme has released six policy briefs on the intersections of Women, Peace and Security and the six Generation Equality Action Coalitions. This new series provides analysis and recommendations on how each Action Coalition can advance feminist peace.
This timely series comes in advance of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women and the Generation Equality Forums in Mexico City and Paris.
Action Coalition 1: Gender-Based Violence
This policy brief looks at the root causes and drivers of gender-based violence, particularly examining issues including patriarchal systems of power, militarization and armed conflict, and militarized masculinities.
Action Coalition 2: Economic Justice and Rights
This policy brief examines how capitalism and prevailing global models of economic development undermine the human rights of women and girls, including their ability to meaningfully participate in peace and public life, and how these systems also interact with militarism to contribute to armed conflict and instability.
Action Coalition 3: Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
This policy brief analyses how war and armed conflict limit bodily autonomy and impede diverse individuals, including women and girls in humanitarian settings, from accessing their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Action Coalition 4: Feminist Action for Climate Justice
This policy brief examines the interlinked impacts of militarism, capitalism, colonialism, and climate change on communities, and looks at the ways in which climate action intersects with the goals of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Action Coalition 5: Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality
This policy brief looks at the varied impacts of technology and innovation on the rights of women and girls, including elements such as the weaponization of technology as a tool for warfare, online harassment and gender-based violence, and the digital divide.
Action Coalition 6: Feminist Movements and Leadership
This policy brief analyzes how policymakers can better support activism and work for peace and gender equality, including by preventing and responding to violence against human rights defenders, financing the feminist movement, and democratizing decision-making to enable truly meaningful participation.