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dc.contributor.authorDavies, SE
dc.contributor.editorJacob, Cecilia
dc.contributor.editorMennecke, Martin
dc.description.abstractThe prevention of atrocities is the primary goal of the R2P principle. It is widely recognized that R2P is best implemented in ways that build upon existing sources of national resilience and empower populations at risk. R2P has particular significance in highlighting situations where there are populations at risk owing to practices of discrimination. Acts of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and non-conflict situations that are widespread and systematic are international crimes that fall under the R2P principle. Furthermore, the 1998 Rome Statute and United Nations (UN) Security Council have detailed the types of crimes and situations in which these acts pose a threat to international peace and security. Women and girls remain most at risk of being targeted for these crimes. The targeting of women and girls, as well as men and boys, is attributable to the particular forms of gender discrimination and gender inequality that are pervasive in politically unstable and conflicted situations. To promote a gendered approach to R2P that addresses these sources of risk, prevention work must focus on the elimination of discrimination and the strengthening of women’s participation in the sectors necessary to deliver sustainable peace and conflict prevention. To date, much of the focus on atrocity prevention has been on the state-level institutions and individuals responsible for prevention work or the international community; namely, the contribution of the UN Security Council, the Offices of the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on R2P, and the Human Rights Council. However, research has also shown that regional organizations play a necessary and important role in R2P prevention work. This chapter explores one case, the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, to examine to what extent its work has been concerned with gender inequality and gender discrimination with a view to enhancing the participation of women in protection roles, and also preventing gender-based violence in conflict.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleImplementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agendaen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Servicesen_US
dc.titleAtrocity prevention in practice: Studying the role of Southeast Asian women in atrocity preventionen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chaptersen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDavies, SE, Atrocity prevention in practice: Studying the role of Southeast Asian women in atrocity prevention, Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda, 2020, pp. 156-176en_US
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