The relevance of gender-sensitive human rights for effective and long-lasting peacebuilding has been demonstrated by numerous feminist studies. While there is ample research on the role and relevance of gender-sensitive peacebuilding, the issues of backlash against and resistance to those rights and gender equality more broadly in this context has received little systematic attention. In the new PRIF Report 6/2023 “Backlash Against and Resistance to Feminist Peacebuilding”, the authors focus precisely on these issues. Based on 33 interviews with key stakeholders, they explore how and to what extent the realization of gender-sensitive human rights policies in peacebuilding efforts experience such backlash or resistance. The report also sheds light on the counter-measures and strategies used by peacebuilders. Finally, the authors discuss the impact of feminist foreign policy on gender-sensitive human rights in peacebuilding.
Irem Demirci is a researcher at PRIF’s “International Security” research department. Clara Perras is a researcher at PRIF’s “Glocal Junctions” research department. Victoria Scheyer is an associate fellow at PRIF’s “International Security” research department and a PhD candidate at Monash University in Melbourne. Simone Wisotzki is a senior researcher at PRIF’s “International Security” research department. The authors work on different aspects of feminist peace and conflict research.
Download (pdf): Demirci, Irem / Perras, Clara / Scheyer, Victoria / Wisotzki, Simone (2023): Backlash Against and Resistance To Feminist Peacebuilding, PRIF Report 6/2023, Frankfurt/M, DOI: 10.48809/prifrep2306.