n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - Gender and small arms : moving into the mainstream

Volume 2004, Issue 104
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Extracted from text ... INTRODUCTION Tracing the 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 since the 1975 World Conference on the International Women's Year in Mexico City. A useful definition of this term within the UN came from a ..

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