Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93722
Authors: 
Hellsten, Sirkku K.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/137
Abstract: 
The paper examines why the efforts to promote gender justice by development aid have not succeeded in dealing with deeply-rooted structural injustices which prevent the realization of social justice and gender equality. The study analyses the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace, and Security in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The paper concludes that in current, transitional setting of international development co-operation, there is a need for deeper understanding of the complex social and political power structures and processes that integrate sub-national communal (religious, ethnic, or political) loyalties and pressures in a manner that efficiently prevents individual women/women as a group from enhancing women's rights and gender equality as a priority.
Subjects: 
women’s rights
transitional justice
development aid
UNSCR 1325
Kenya
Democratic Republic of Congo
JEL: 
F5
O2
I00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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