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‘What Gets Measured Gets Done’: Translating Accountability Frameworks into Better Responses for Women and Girls in Peacebuilding Contexts

‘What Gets Measured Gets Done’: Translating Accountability Frameworks into Better Responses for... Establishing the 15% target marked rec- ‘WHAT GETS ognition that gender issues should be MEASURED GETS considered at planning and budgeting stages. Heretofore, gender and women’s DONE': TRANSLATING issues were an afterthought after the ACCOUNTABILITY perceived ‘serious’ issues were addressed, a sentiment demonstrated by 2010 data FRAMEWORKS INTO that show the further in time a country is BETTER RESPONSES away from violent conflict, the higher the allocation of funds to gender. The FOR WOMEN AND commitment to increase allocations to GIRLS IN gender was heralded as a game changer based on the assumption that establishing PEACEBUILDING targets would motivate actions to meet CONTEXTS those targets. However, research recently commissioned by UN Women showed that allocations to gender equality are still SARAH DOUGLAS far below the 15% target. The women, peace and security agenda Keywords: gender-responsive peace- has traditionally been situated in a rights- building, women, peace and security, based argument, meaning that based on financial tracking and planning, gender international conventions like CEDAW marker, 7PAP, UN Women, UNSCR 1325, (Convention on the Elimination of Dis- UNSCR 1889, post-conflict planning crimination Against Women) and relevant Security Council resolutions, women have the right to participate in international and national security and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Peacebuilding & Development SAGE

‘What Gets Measured Gets Done’: Translating Accountability Frameworks into Better Responses for Women and Girls in Peacebuilding Contexts

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development , Volume 10 (1): 7 – Apr 1, 2015

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2015 Transformative Peacebuilding Initiative
ISSN
1542-3166
eISSN
2165-7440
DOI
10.1080/15423166.2015.1008888
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Abstract

Establishing the 15% target marked rec- ‘WHAT GETS ognition that gender issues should be MEASURED GETS considered at planning and budgeting stages. Heretofore, gender and women’s DONE': TRANSLATING issues were an afterthought after the ACCOUNTABILITY perceived ‘serious’ issues were addressed, a sentiment demonstrated by 2010 data FRAMEWORKS INTO that show the further in time a country is BETTER RESPONSES away from violent conflict, the higher the allocation of funds to gender. The FOR WOMEN AND commitment to increase allocations to GIRLS IN gender was heralded as a game changer based on the assumption that establishing PEACEBUILDING targets would motivate actions to meet CONTEXTS those targets. However, research recently commissioned by UN Women showed that allocations to gender equality are still SARAH DOUGLAS far below the 15% target. The women, peace and security agenda Keywords: gender-responsive peace- has traditionally been situated in a rights- building, women, peace and security, based argument, meaning that based on financial tracking and planning, gender international conventions like CEDAW marker, 7PAP, UN Women, UNSCR 1325, (Convention on the Elimination of Dis- UNSCR 1889, post-conflict planning crimination Against Women) and relevant Security Council resolutions, women have the right to participate in international and national security and

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Journal of Peacebuilding & DevelopmentSAGE

Published: Apr 1, 2015

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