Boston Consortium Meeting Reports


The Consortium holds regular meetings, bringing speakers who are doing work at the cutting edge of gender and security. In order to bring these important discussions to a wider audience, we tape, transcribe, and edit these meetings into comprehensive reports. (Meeting reports from the Boston Consortium's first year, 2002-2003, are shorter summaries based on notes, rather than full transcription-based reports.)

Currently Online

Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics
Laura Sjoberg
October 31, 2007

One Mandate, Many Policies: Lessons on Gender Mainstreaming in the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Program, and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Ramina Johal
March 5, 2007

Gendering the War in Iraq
Laura Sjoberg
February 13, 2007

Working to Promote 1325 in Israel: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Activist Women and Isha L'Isha
Paula Mills
November 29, 2006

Women and Political Participation in Post-Saddam Iraq: A Test Case for Democratic Transition?
Nicola Pratt
November 20, 2006

'We Have to Do All the Pushing': UN Gender Adviser Strategies for Implementing Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Missions
Colleen Keaney-Mischel
April 24, 2006

Gender and Accountability: What Has to Change in Governance Systems for Public Authorities to Answer to Women?
Anne-Marie Goetz
April 10 , 2006

A Conversation with Women Peacebuilders
Leymah Roberta Gbowee and Shobha Gautam
March 8, 2006

'Must Boys Be Boys?': Confronting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Operations
Sarah Martin
February 1 , 2006

UN Transitional Authority in East Timor:
An Ally or Adversary to Women?

Vijaya Joshi
March 28, 2005

Women's Contribution to Peace Processes:
What Does New Research Tell Us?

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
February 9, 2005

Failing to Secure the Peace:
Practical Gender Lessons from Haiti and Iraq

Nadine Puechguirbal and Cynthia Enloe
October 26, 2004

Working in the Field: Practitioners Discuss UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Carol Cohn, Nadine Puechguirbal, Nathalie Gahunga, and Angela Raven Roberts
April 26, 2004

Feminist Peace Activism in Sri Lanka: Internationalized or Institutionalized?
Malathi de Alwis
February 23, 2004

U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325, Three Years On:
Gender, Security and Organizational Change

Felicity Hill, Carol Cohn, and Cynthia Enloe
January 20, 2004

Women Organizing in Iraq
Lina Abood, Sawsan Al-Barak, Ala Talabani, and Maha Muna
November 8, 2003

Workshop on Strategies for Grassroots Implementation of Resolution 1325
Carol Cohn, Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, Monique Kande, Vjosa Dobruna, Ala Talabani
November 4, 2003

Current Situation of Women in Afghanistan
Parvina Nadjibulla
October 20 , 2003

Bringing Gender Perspectives to the Security Debate
Sarah Sewall
March 3 , 2003

Human Rights and Security
Charlotte Bunch
February 24, 2003

Workshop on Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Eileen Babbitt
November 4, 2002

Coming Soon

Between Dictatorship, Sanctions, War and Occupation: A Historical Perspective on Iraqi Women and Gender Relations
Nadje Al-Ali
April 16, 2007

Feminist Perspectives on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Cynthia Enloe and Jennifer Klot
April 11, 2007

The 'Threat' of Masculinity: Youth, Security Policy, and the Case of Rwanda
Marc Summers
March 27, 2007

Movement on the Margins: Livelihoods and Security in Kitgum District, Norther Uganda
Elizabeth Stites, Dyan Mazurana, and Khrisopher Carlson
January 30, 2007

Sexual Violence in Darfur and Efforts to Stop Rape and Prevent War
Susannah Sirkin
November 1, 2006

Making International Justice Work for Rape Victims: Experiences from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Binaifer Nowrojee
October 4, 2006

New Developments in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions
Sarah Martin
September 13, 2006

HIV/AIDS, Armed Conflict, and Humanitarian Intervention
Ruth Jacobson
May 16 , 2006

Competing Masculinities: Probing Political Disputes as Acts of Violence against Women from Southern Sudan and Darfur
Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf (This meeting report will not be available online. Please contact us for more information.)
April 17, 2006

Women Leaders in Armed Opposition Groups on War, Protection, and
Obligations under International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Dyan Mazurana
February 22, 2006

Israeli and Palestinian Women Together and Apart:
Reflections on Strategies for Dealing with Conflict and Promoting Peace

Lucy Nusseibeh (This meeting report will not be available online. Please contact us for more information.)
April 18, 2005

HIV/AIDS, Gender, and Armed Conflict
Jennifer Klot
March 14, 2005

The UN Expert Group Meeting on Peace Agreements as a Means for
Promoting Gender Equality and Ensuring Participation of Women:
A Participant’s Report

Carol Cohn
December 6, 2003

Gendered Perspectives on the War in Iraq
Carol Cohn, facilitator
September 15, 2003

The Role of Civil Society in International Governance
John Ruggie
December 2 , 2002 (This meeting report will not be available online. Please contact us for more information.)

Changing the Dominant Discourse: Can UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Succeed?
Carol Cohn
September 26, 2002

The views expressed in the Boston Consortium Meeting Reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights or our funders. All works posted here are owned and copyrighted by the author(s). Papers may be downloaded for personal use only.