The Importance of Resilience in the Agenda Women, Peace and Security, Particularly During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4, p.87-96 (2020)
Keywords:actors of change, challenges, Covid 19, crisis, displaced women, gender equality, refugee women, resilience, UNSCR 1325, women’s empowerment
Women have taught different ways of resilience through their actions in their communities. They have developed resilience and leadership. 2020 is an outstanding year regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment, as it marks the anniversary of unprecedented policy commitments and practical action frameworks. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the lives of women, girls, and adolescents all over the world. Many women in charge of their communities are at the front line protecting their people and are the backbone of society’s resilience. Even though most of them are affected by the virus, they go on working hard, trying to do their best for their people. It is pivotal to apply a feminist lens into foreign policies, and when implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, it is extremely important to take into account that women are key actors in building resilient democratic societies.