The Feminist Peace Series Magazine

The Feminist Peace Series was born out of the continuous inquiry into what Feminist Peace means in practice with the objective to showcase the different transformative approaches to peacebuilding. In the 1st Edition of the Feminist Peace Series, The Peace Centre shared various understandings of Feminist Peace with perspectives from practitioners, partners and colleagues in the field of peacebuilding. The 2nd edition paid attention to how women and, in particular, feminist peace activists responded to the direct and indirect consequences of COVID-19 and elaborated on the practical and theoretical implications for ‘feminist peace’. We hope that with the Feminist Peace Series, we will continue to build a community of diverse contributors and readers who value activism and that understand feminist perspectives in peacebuilding.

The focus of the 3rdEdition

There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. – Audre Lorde.

Feminist Peace challenges social norms, practices and intersectional power relations as well as gender norms and binaries and acknowledges that toxic masculinity affects the whole of society and not just women. Intersectionality describes the complexity of intertwined connections between identity, socio-economic status, and systems of power that make up how we fit into the world around us. Intersectionality investigates how manifestations of power intersect to influence social relations across diverse societies as well as individual experiences in everyday life. The idea reveals that we do not fit into a single neat box, but rather maintain identities composed of the context that exists within and around us.

Countries and communities around the world are facing multiple, compounding threats. The need for an intersectional approach is apparent in many contexts and is easily identifiable within contexts such as conflict-related displacement and sexual violence.  In conflict-affected societies, intersectionality helps in understanding not only the kinds of violence people might suffer but also the varied interests, needs, agencies, and views toward what constitutes inclusive and sustainable peace. This approach, however, has so far largely been absent in both peace research and peacebuilding practice.

The 3rd edition of the Feminist Peace Series will focus on “How to build Feminist Peace using an intersectional Perspective?”

We invite contributors to submit articles, artwork, photography, poems, illustrations, profiles/features (on individuals or collectives) and more.

GUIDELINES;

  • Articles and anyother form of work should be in line with the theme. “How to build Feminist Peace using an intersectional Perspective?”
  • Deadline for submission of articles and any other form of work is 30 September, 2022
  • Submissions to be made to communications@wipc.org
  • Each Article should not be less than 1500 words.
  • Other forms of art, photography and poems in line with the theme are greatly encouraged.
  • All photos should have a caption and reference owner of the photos.

 

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