WPS and sustainable development goals

Radhika Balakrishnan, Krishanti Dharmaraj

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This chapter suggests that achieving sustainable development requires a change in the current economic system. Moreover, it advances the idea that an economic system based on the fulfillment of human rights and a peace and security agenda must consider what polices are needed to achieve sustainable peace, beyond the absence of war and violence. The chapter observes that in order to examine the issues surrounding women, peace, and security it is critical to unpack the relationship between existing economic policy and violent conflicts, and to consider how women are disproportionately affected at this intersection. If the fulfillment of human rights was at the center of economic policymaking, the chapter argues, the way in which the state gets and distributes resources would be very different.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780190638276
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


  • Economic system
  • Human rights
  • Resource distribution
  • Sustainable peace


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