Hirsch Lecture: Gender, Masculinities, and Transition in Conflicted Societies

Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Naomi Cahn

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This article uses a gender lens to explore how conflict affects men and women differently. It examines issues related to the emergence of certain kinds of "hyper" masculinity in situations of conflict and how such masculinities continue to function in subsequent peacebuilding attempts. This article argues that a failure to account for and be cognizant of these specific masculinities has a significant effect for women in particular and, more generally, on the success of the conflict transition process. Finally, we show how using a gender lens could make a difference by considering the specific example of the impact of violent masculinities on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegrations programs.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-23
JournalNew England Law Review
Volume44
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Ni Aolain, Fionnuala ; Cahn, Naomi. / Hirsch Lecture: Gender, Masculinities, and Transition in Conflicted Societies. In: New England Law Review. 2009 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 1-23.
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