Women and Peace in Africa: Gender-Based Violence in Conflict-Affected States

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The UN Security Council addresses gender-related peace and security issues through the framework of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. A/Prof. Shepherd's research will show how the WPS agenda is translated from international through national to local contexts, through applying discourse-theoretical analysis to the formation of the WPS policy architecture, mapping feminist advocacy around the WPS agenda, and analysing the implementation of the WPS agenda at the national level. The proposed PhD project investigates the implementation of the WPS agenda at the national and sub-national level in Sub-Saharan Africa, asking: How does the UN WPS agenda deal with women's experiences of gender-based violence in conflict-affected states? The project takes a multi-method approach by combining constructivist and discourse theoretical approaches with quantitative data-gathering at the national and sub-national level on gender-based violence. The project will collect new data on gender-based violence and conflict at (a) the national level in Sub-Saharan Africa and (b) detailed sub-national level data in 3 country case settings within Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Supervisory team
Laura
Shepherd

Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Carolien
van Ham

Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Carolien
van Ham

Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences
l.j.shepherd@unsw.edu.au

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