Women movements’ perspective on the WPS Agenda in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Assessing “human security” and peacebuilding


Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of the first countries in the Western Balkans to adopt a National Action Plan (NAP) for implementing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 (Res. 1325) and it is currently completing the implementation of its third NAP. More than a decade after the adoption of the first NAP, however, not all the parties concerned agree on what results have been obtained: while national institutions highlight achievements in the sectors of security and defence, women’s movements claim that these measures have failed to promote a different understanding of peace and security. Given this context, the article aims to further investigate this tension by analysing how the concept of “human security” and more substantial involvement on the part of local civil society could improve the impact of the WPS Agenda at the local level.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i20398573v8n1p41

Keywords: Res. 1325; female civil society; gender-based violence in war; securitarian paradigm; localisation


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