13 Mich. J. Gender & L. 113 (2006-2007)
A Sign of Weakness - Disrupting Gender Certainties in the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325

handle is hein.journals/mjgl13 and id is 119 raw text is: A SIGN OF WEAKNESS?
DISRUPTING GENDER CERTAINTIES
IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURITY
COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1325
CDianne Otto*
INTRODUCTION  114
1.   THE BACKDROP OF A CENTURY OF
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL ACTIVISM FOR PEACE  119
II.  THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN'S INCLUSION AS
EQUAL PARTICIPANTS IN CONFLICT-RELATED
DECISION-MAKING       128
III. THE IMPACT OF RESOLUTION 1325 ON WOMEN'S
PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING IN PEACE
NEGOTIATIONS AND POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION             139
IV. REASSESSING ISSUES OF REPRESENTATION AND
STRATEGY IN LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE WITH
RESOLUTION 1325  157
CONCLUSION      173
One of the greatest challenges is harnessing the energy and
activism that many women exhibit in informal [peace build-
ing] activities and translating that into their participation
and influence informal activities.1
Kofi Annan (2002)
United Nations Secretary-General
[W]e [women] can best help you [men] prevent war by not
repeating your words and following your methods but by
finding new words and creating new methods. We can best
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne. This Article forms
a part of the requirements for my JSD candidature at Columbia University. I would
like to thank the members of my JSD Committee, Jeremy Waldron, Katherine
Franke and Lori Damrosch. I would also like to thank Felicity Hill for many inspira-
tional conversations and my partner, Joan Nestle, for her unflagging support.
1. The Secretary-General, Women, Peace and Security: Study Submitted by the Secretary-
General Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1325 (2002), '1 212, U.N. Doc.
E.03.1V.1 (2002) [hereinafter Secretary-General's Study].

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