This month, we share an article that analyzes the link between advocacy for women’s rights and violent conflict.
Women’s Rights and Peace Don’t Always Go Hand in Hand
“Does the U.S. government have an equal interest in supporting, empowering and listening to the voices of Afghan women aligned with the Taliban as they do to secular, Western-aligned female activists? Does the U.N. Security Council care equally about gender-based violence against men and boys?” asks international law and human security expert Charli Carpenter in her op-ed Women’s Rights and Peace Don’t Always Go Hand in Hand.
“A better way to think about equality in conflict zones may be to think about gender,” she writes. “Another may be to heed the ways global gender stereotyping can unintentionally undermine human rights for all genders, as well as inclusive security and durable peace.”