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What Gender Equality Are You Mainstreaming? - An Assessment of Two National Action Plans on Women, Peace, and Security

Kyllsen, Sanna LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Women are disproportionally affected by armed conflicts. The starting point of this thesis is why the situation of women has not improved considerably even though resolutions such as the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) has been adopted. My objects of study are two National Action Plans, which are implementations of the UNSCR 1325; Swedens and United States of Americas. With the theoretical starting point in gender mainstreaming, discourse analysis as my methodological approach and method, the aim with this thesis is to analyze how the two National Action Plans perceive gender and gender equality. I will also, thru a ideal type analysis consisting of a typology based on gender mainstreaming approaches and... (More)
Women are disproportionally affected by armed conflicts. The starting point of this thesis is why the situation of women has not improved considerably even though resolutions such as the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) has been adopted. My objects of study are two National Action Plans, which are implementations of the UNSCR 1325; Swedens and United States of Americas. With the theoretical starting point in gender mainstreaming, discourse analysis as my methodological approach and method, the aim with this thesis is to analyze how the two National Action Plans perceive gender and gender equality. I will also, thru a ideal type analysis consisting of a typology based on gender mainstreaming approaches and feminist conceptualizations of gender equality, analyze what gender mainstreaming approach and feminist perspective that lies behind the action plans.
The result revealed that in general, gender is used as a descriptive concept and that gender equality is perceived in terms of “equal opportunities” and “equal access”. In the conclusion I discuss what social consequences these understandings may have. (Less)
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author
Kyllsen, Sanna LU
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STVK02 20122
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
gender mainstreaming, feminism, gender equality, discourse analysis, ideal type analysis, UNSCR 1325
language
English
id
3357988
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:33:57
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  abstract     = {Women are disproportionally affected by armed conflicts. The starting point of this thesis is why the situation of women has not improved considerably even though resolutions such as the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) has been adopted. My objects of study are two National Action Plans, which are implementations of the UNSCR 1325; Swedens and United States of Americas. With the theoretical starting point in gender mainstreaming, discourse analysis as my methodological approach and method, the aim with this thesis is to analyze how the two National Action Plans perceive gender and gender equality. I will also, thru a ideal type analysis consisting of a typology based on gender mainstreaming approaches and feminist conceptualizations of gender equality, analyze what gender mainstreaming approach and feminist perspective that lies behind the action plans.
The result revealed that in general, gender is used as a descriptive concept and that gender equality is perceived in terms of “equal opportunities” and “equal access”. In the conclusion I discuss what social consequences these understandings may have.},
  author       = {Kyllsen, Sanna},
  keyword      = {gender mainstreaming,feminism,gender equality,discourse analysis,ideal type analysis,UNSCR 1325},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What Gender Equality Are You Mainstreaming? - An Assessment of Two National Action Plans on Women, Peace, and Security},
  year         = {2013},
}