Localization of Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: Case Study of Six Local Governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Localization of Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

Human security moves away from traditional military strength and focuses on a people-centered view of security, specifically by addressing the everyday safety of populations. In the 1990s, the evolving concept of human security shifted the emphasis from security of states to security of individuals, emphasized the obligations of states, and recognized that security issues cross national boundaries and involve non-state actors. It required accountability for human rights violations and a multidimensional response in conflict and its aftermath.
Today’s pressing security threats are varied and include a number of interstate issues including insurgency, terrorism, and civil warfare. To effectively protect citizens in this complex environment, countries must prioritize new and evolving threat origins and focus more on safety of individuals.
Sixteen years after the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, it is high time the international community leverage human security to promote gender equality and empower women in conflict and post-conflict situations. Using a human-centric framework has real potential for strengthening the critical links between development, equality, and security. It provides a comprehensive, realistic picture of security, one that recognizes that access to health, education, shelter, economic opportunity, transparent governance, and justice are all essential to individual’s wellbeing and prosperity.


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3. Novembra 2016.