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Author: Bouri, Stefania
Title: The role of women in the construction of peace in conflict zones under the UNSC Resolution 1325: insights from the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
Date Issued: 2024
Department: Διατμηματικό Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών στα Ανθρώπινα Δικαιώματα και Μεταναστευτικές Σπουδές
Supervisor: Chainoglou, Kalliopi
Abstract: The Israeli- Palestinian conflict is one of the most enduring and bloody conflicts while its resolution and the establishment of peace seem to be still far away. While this thesis was at the final stages of writing, the world has been witnessing Israel’s war on Gaza which has already cost the lives of 11.240 Palestinians, the majority of whom are women and children and 1.200 Israelis (Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor 2023). The aim of this thesis is to examine the theory and practices behind the active role of women during conflict periods, and it focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The latest years indicate a turn on the significance of the active role of women in peacemaking and there are many discussions on the assurance and promotion of gender-aware policies. At the beginning of the 21st century, the UNSC Resolution 1325 was adopted by the Security Council and showed the attempts of women’s associations in the promotion of equal rights and equal participation in the process of decision-making and peacebuilding. This dissertation is an attempt to analyze the role of women in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and to underline key gender aware policies and key roles of women and women’s associations in the longstanding conflict. The research is going to focus on the UNSCR 1325 and its implementation by Palestine and Israel by examining NGOs’ reports and interviews taken by activists and diplomats in the field. Some of the main questions that this dissertation is trying to answer are why is women’s role significant in the peacemaking process? How have women’s roles, in Israel and Palestine, changed after the adoption of UNSC Resolution 1325? What is the contribution of the United Nations in the promotion of the active role of women in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? An interview was conducted with a Palestinian female diplomat working for the State of Palestine. Interviews from the book ‘Interviews with Radical Palestinian women’ were also used. Last but not least, reports from NGOs and UN, UPRs and the NAPs adopted from both Palestine and Israel were analyzed in order to bring light to the main questions. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing war in Israel and Palestine, I did not have the chance to conduct an interview with an Israeli official. As such, this thesis reflects the perspectives and insights gathered from other sources within the scope of the study. The absence of Israeli official statements should not be construed as a reflection of bias or incomplete research, but rather as a limitation within the scope of access during the research period.
Keywords: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
UNSC Resolution 1325
Information: Διπλωματική εργασία--Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2024.
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Διεθνές
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