A close look at the relevance, utility and potential of the UNSC Resolution 1325 for achieving inclusive and sustainable peace in India.
This is one of the first crucial discussions on what can be adapted and implemented in the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 1325 on women, peace, security (WPS) and militarization in the Indian context. It examines cases that reveal the expanded context of conflict and insecurity, showing the possible relevance and limitations of the UN Resolution as a tool for social and policy change in India.
Being comprehensive in approach, the book links discussions on the WPS resolutions (1325 and its successors) with militarism and explores the relevance of the latter in settings that are not deemed as `conflict'. It deliberates the result of militarization and engendered conflict in the Indian states and also discusses Indian peacekeeping operations, which are an important part of India's international engagement.
Asha Hans, PhD, is Co-chair, Pakistan India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy; former Professor of Political Science, and Founder Director, School of Women's Studies, Utkal University, India. A leading campaigner of women's rights, she has participated in the formulation of many conventions in the United Nations. She is the President of Sansristi-a gender resource centre. Her recently published books include Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power (2015) and The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security (with Betty Reardon, 2010). Swarna Rajagopalan, PhD, is a political scientist who works as an independent scholar and writer. She is also the founder of The Prajnya Trust-an NGO working on peace and gender. She has written on a range of gender and human security-related topics and is the Co-editor (with Farah Faizal) of Women, Security, South Asia: A Clearing in the Thicket (2005).
Foreword by Ambassador - Anwarul K. Choudhury Acknowledgements Openings for Peace: An Introduction to the Volume - Swarna Rajagopalan The 1325 Resolutions: From Thought to Action - Swarna Rajagopalan Civil Society Actors and the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in India - Soumita Basu Advancing the Women, Peace and State Reconstruction Agenda: 1325 Plus - Anuradha M Chenoy Security Laws in India with Special Reference to AFSPA: A Gendered Perspective - Amrita Patel Rights of the People Versus Rights of the State: Jammu and Kashmir - Ritu Dewan Women, Peace and Security: The Context of North East India - Paula Banerjee Women of Manipur: A Space for UNSCR 1325 - Asha Hans Conflict and the Peace Process in Jammu and Kashmir: Locating the Agency of Women - Rekha Chowdary and Vibhuti Ubbott Whither Peace? A Discussion on Violence, Impunity and 1325 in Light of Communal Violence - Ila Pathak and Saumya Uma Peoples' Action Plans: Pursuing Human Security with Local Civil Society Actions to Implement UNSCR 1325 - Betty A Reardon Gender Peace and Security: A Paradigm Shift - Asha Hans Index