“Being Strong Enough to Defend Yourself”: Untangling the Women, Peace and Security Agenda Amidst the Ukrainian Conflict, Míla O’Sullivan (IIR, Czech Republic)

The article argues that while privileging military security and women in the army, the WPS agenda is neglecting broader everyday insecurities, including socioeconomic inequalities that have been exacerbated by the conflict and the state reforms with disproportional impact on women. Ukraine’s case thus shows that in a situation of an active conflict and “defend-the-nation” thinking, the agenda is not leading to peace but militarization.

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