Engendering International Intervention

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes and Naomi Cahn

in On the Frontlines

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195396645
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918416 | DOI:
Engendering International Intervention

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This chapter sets forth existing methods of international intervention in order to better identify points at which post-conflict intervention can operate to unpack and recalibrate gender roles and gender consequences, thereby improving the lives of women, men, boys, and girls in the postconflict terrain. It first briefly explores the legal basis and typologies of international intervention addressing the gender limitations of each. Second, it identifies the international actors involved and discusses their roles as stakeholders in the outcome of the interventions, as well as the masculinities inherent in those institutions that may impact on their roles and decision-making. Finally, it recommends some of the forms that gender positive international intervention might take in order to capture the possibilities of the transitional moment to alter women’s lives for the better.

Keywords: post-conflict intervention; gender roles; gender consequences; masculinities; gender-positive international intervention

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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