#16Days: South Sudan, Women and Demilitarisation

 In 2001, in his discussion paper “Demilitarising Minds, Demilitarising Societies”, Howard Clark suggested that demilitarisation should be viewed at two different levels, the surface level and the deep level. The surface level demilitarisation concerns the actions taken to put an immediate end to the fighting, such as “disbanding forces, surrendering arms, implementing ceasefire agreements”. It …

#16Days: Lessons from Burundi: Connections between Gender, Conflict and the Spread of HIV/AIDS

Article Review: “Conflict and Gender: the Implications of the Burundian Conflict on HIV/AIDS Risks” by Hakan Seckinelgin, Joseph Bigirumwami, and Jill Morris, Conflict, Security & Development 11:01 (2011) During conflicts, women are often subject to rape and other forms of sexual violence in an effort to demoralize the enemy. As a result, they are extremely …

Member Spotlight: Kristine St-Pierre is consultant on gender, peace and security

WPSN-C Steering Committee member, Kristine St-Pierre, is a consultant who offers training on women, peace and security issues. Kristine St-Pierre is a Gender, Peace and Security Consultant who has worked with international and national non-governmental organizations and governments around the world. Her focus is on facilitation and training, particularly for members of the military and …