Extracted from text ... INTRODUCTION
evolution of new political conversations can be a complex endeavour.
This complexity becomes compounded when a norm is relatively new on the
global agenda, does not yet have a universal definition, and has been historically
marginalized. Such is the
case with 'gender mainstreaming' in discussions of
illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the
United Nations (UN).
The issue of gender mainstreaming at the
UN has been a norm in development
1975 World Conference on the
International Women's Year in
Mexico City. A useful definition of this term within the
UN came from a ..