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A Gendered Discourse Analysis: Examining how Women and Gender in the Syrian Conflict are addressed by the United Nations Human Rights Council


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Communications, media & information, Gender
Agency:Graduate Institute Geneva, WILPF - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Author(s):Bamber, M. and Hemfrey, L.
Date published:December 2014

This report provides a gender analysis of both the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI) reports and Human Rights Council (HRC) resolutions. It investigates how women, and more broadly gender, are viewed by these bodies, and examines how different gender issues are dealt with by the HRC, COI and key member states. It then suggests recommendations for how a fully gender­-integrated approach could be adopted. Furthermore, recommendations are presented to the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF) on how forthcoming advocacy campaigns could utilise this information. This report uses a quantitative discourse analysis to scrutinise the ways that the COI and HRC have dealt with particular gender issues.

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