Viewing Peace Through Gender Lenses

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In this essay I argue that feminist theorizing of peace suggests a number of transformative observations. First, feminist perspectives focus a critical lens on the meaning of peace, often making invisible violence visible. Second, feminist perspectives help to critically interrogate the role of the United States in furthering “peace” in the international arena. Finally, feminist perspectives make different theoretical and policy prescriptions than perspectives that omit gender from their analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-187
Number of pages14
JournalEthics and International Affairs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013


  • peace
  • gender
  • international relations
  • feminist IR

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