The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325, the first resolution to be adopted by the Council under the title of ‘Women and Peace and Security’ (WPS). With the subsequent adoption of eight further resolutions, WPS now represents a significant and well-established thematic agenda for the Council, and its relevance as an area of political practice extends well beyond the Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in New York.
The WomanStats Project began in 2001, with the goal of investigating the relationship between the security of women and the security of nation-states. To that end, it began an ambitious data compilation/collection effort, resulting in one of the most comprehensive datasets on the status of women worldwide (176 nations, 350 variables, 1995 to present). This presentation will cover our current research projects, and also give a hands-on tutorial in how to use the database and its functionalities. Bring a laptop if you wish.
In 2014, we were awarded a Minerva Initiative grant from the US Department of Defense to investigate empirically the relationship between the security of women and the security of states. This presentation will lay out our theoretical framework, describe our data collection and scaling efforts, and present our preliminary (i.e., bivariate) findings.
Richard Eves and SSGM PhD student, Asha Titus, spent five weeks in July/August in the Eastern Highlands Province (PNG) where they collaborated with CARE International to research women’s economic empowerment among smallholder coffee producers
Previous research among educated women in Papua New Guinea has revealed the desire of women in this cohort to avoid or delay marriage (Spark 2010; 2011). Financial independence from men plays a key role in educated women’s choice to focus on work rather than domestic lives, as well as on whether or not they want to share these lives with a partner.