Women, Peace and Security in the Time of Coronavirus

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This article has been co-published with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). It originally appeared on the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Women, Peace and Security page as well as on ICAN, and has been republished with permission.

With over 70 percent of the global healthcare workforce made up of women and many more shouldering caregiving roles, women are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19—but the consequences and new realities of our world have gendered implications that need to be understood. 

These impacts, the realities of women living this pandemic, and the women, peace and security agenda is now more relevant than ever.

2020 was was always going to be a big year for the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda:

  • 20 years since the UN Security Council’s adoption of resolution 1325, the first of the 

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