Sexual and Gender-based Violence and the Responsibility to Protect: Where Does Gender Come In?

TitleSexual and Gender-based Violence and the Responsibility to Protect: Where Does Gender Come In?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMurphy, Ray, and Róisín Burke
JournalIrish Studies in International Affairs
Volume26
Pagination227-255
Abstract

The concept of a ‘Responsibility to Protect’ was first articulated in the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty in 2001. What it entails, and when it might be invoked, has since been subject to debate in political, legal and academic spheres. This article outlines the issues of and challenges to implementing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle, focusing on the context of violence against women. The paper will examine the gendered impact of interventions, taking into consideration the various forms that intervention may take. In doing so, connections will be drawn between the R2P and the Women, Peace and Security agenda which has developed in parallel. The Women, Peace and Security resolutions have revolved primarily around protection against gender-based violence in conflict contexts and women's participation in decision-making and conflict resolution.

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3318/isia.2015.26.11
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