© 2014

Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security

  • Gina Heathcote
  • Dianne Otto

Part of the Thinking Gender in Transnational Times book series (THINKGEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security: An Introduction

  3. Shame

  4. Hope

  5. Danger

  6. Silences

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263

About this book


This book examines how the Security Council has approached issues of gender equality since 2000. Written by academics, activists and practitioners the book challenges the reader to consider how women's participation, gender equality, sexual violence and the prevalence of economic disadvantages might be addressed in post-conflict communities.


Armed conflict conflict Conflict Prevention economy gender participation Peace Peacebuilding Peacekeeping Peacekeeping operations police prevention sexual violence violence women

Editors and affiliations

  • Gina Heathcote
    • 1
  • Dianne Otto
    • 2
  1. 1.SOASUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of MelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Sharon Bhagwan, FemLINKPACIFIC, Fiji Róisín Burke, National University of Ireland Stephanie Cousins, University of Melbourne, Australia Karen Engle, University of Texas School of Law, US Judith Gardam, University of Adelaide, Australia Cara Gleeson, Australian National University, Australia Sharna de Lacy, Deakin University, Australia Chloé Lewis, University of Oxford, UK Fiona McAlpine, RMIT, Australia May Maloney, Save the Children, Australia Felicity Ruby, Advisor, Australia Jacqui True, Monash University, Australia Olivera Simi?, Griffith University, Australia Laura J. Shepherd, University of New South Wales, Australia Dale Stephens, Adelaide Law School, Australia

Bibliographic information


“This is an extremely informative, rich, and thoughtful publication, essential to all of those who … are interested in what lies beyond the basic notion of ‘women’s participation’ in peace keeping. It is, however, a demanding read because of the complexity and number of themes and positions that intersect within and between the different articles. Both the Introduction and the Concluding Remarks offer very worthwhile reading as stand-alone articles … .” (Ines Smyth, Gender & Development, Vol. 23 (3), November, 2015)

“This inspiring and thought-provoking edited collection provides an excellent basis for re-imagining peacekeeping through the lens of gender equality. … The book will appeal to a wide range of audiences ranging from postgraduate students and academic scholars to activists and policy-makers. … this book is a welcome and valuable addition to the scholarship in the field and should be recommended reading for anyone with an interest in gender and/or international security and peacekeeping.” (Solange Mouthaan, Feminist Legal Studies, Vol. 23, 2015)