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International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes cutting-edge research and policy debates on global development. Published by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Geneva, it connects with international policy discussions involving Geneva-based organisations.
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13.1 | 2021 (Open issue)
Articles 13.1

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Latest issue
13 | 2021
Gender in Peacebuilding

Local Practices in Indonesia and Nigeria

Gender, age, class, ethnicity, religion and political ideologies all matter in peacebuilding. Adopting a feminist approach, the 13th volume of International Development Policy analyses such intersecting differences in local contexts to develop a better understanding of how intersectionally gendered dynamics shape and are shaped by peacebuilding. Findings are presented from a six-year collaborative research project that, involving scholars from Indonesia, Nigeria and Switzerland, investigated peacebuilding initiatives in Indonesia and Nigeria. The authors identify a number of logics that highlight how gender is deployed strategically or asserts itself inadvertently through gender stereotypes, gendered divisions of labour, or identity constructions.

Guest Editors: Elisabeth Prügl, Christelle Rigual, Rahel Kunz, Mimidoo Achakpa, Henri Myrttinen, Joy Onyesoh, Arifah Rahmawati, Wening Udasmoro

Cite this volume : Prügl, E., C. Rigual, R. Kunz, M. Achakpa, H. Myrttinen, J. Onyesoh, A. Rahmawati, W. Udasmoro (eds.) (2021) Gender in Peacebuilding: Local Practices in Indonesia and Nigeria, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement, 13 (Geneva, Boston: Graduate Institute Publications, Brill-Nijhoff). DOI: 10.4000/poldev.4494 | Order your paperback copy on Brill's website

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Look at the videos (author's presenting their chapters) and register for the book launch, Monday 6 December, 12:30-13:30, Geneva time.

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This is such an important book! Applying a feminist methodology, as is done throughout this analysis, shows the need to go deeper, to understand the importance of intersectionality; how western neo liberal approaches fail and why real peacebuilding comes from within; from households to communities, which must be supported—not dictated to. Increasing our knowledge of how we succeed or fail in building peace is a vital contribution to our possibilities for success, and this book does just that.”
Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

This impressive collection of feminist research, rooted in detailed knowledge of peacebuilding practices in Nigeria and Indonesia, illuminates the multiple ways in which gender acts and is acted upon in the local dynamics that can either escalate or de-escalate conflicts. It is essential reading for peacebuilding practitioners, and offers academics valuable new material for understanding the diverse, rich and complex field of gender and peacebuilding.
Claire Duncanson, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

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