This volume deals with women's participation in international peacekeeping operations and what those operations might consider to be the role and circumstances of women, including those of the host society. Essays include: a theoretical perspective on women and war, highlighting the difference between post-modernist and universalist approaches to women's roles in peacemaking and conflict resolution, the role of women in military operations, the implications of the high levels of sexual violence in peacekeeping operations and the UN's gender policy for peacekeeping operations.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Louise Frechette; introduction, Louise Olsson and Torunn L. Tryggestad; the idea of women in peacekeeping -Lysistrata and Antigone, Mary-Jane Fox; a few good women - gender stereotypes, the military and peacekeeping, Gerard J. DeGroot; women, peacekeeping and peacemaking - gender balance and mainstreaming, Judith Hicks Stiehm; "women and peace and security" - the politics of implementing gender sensitivity norms in peacekeeping, Henry F. Carey; sexual violence in times of war - a new challenge for peace operations?, Inger Skjelsbaek; military women in peace operations - experiences of the Norwegian battalion in UNIFIL 1978-98, Kari H. Karame; gender mainstreaming in practice - the United Nations transitional assistance group in Namibia, Louise Olsson; closing remarks, Cynthia Enloe; appendices.
Louise Olsson Uppsala University, Torunn L. Tryggestad Norwegian Institute of International Affairs