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The book charts developments in the political, social, and economic spheres asking if the countries has identified main risks, defined appropriate policies and achieved expected results in the field of gender and human security

08.06.15

Gender and Human Security: A View from the Baltic Sea Region

In June, 2015, the Center for International Studies published the book “Gender and Human Security: A View from the Baltic Sea Region”.

 

The purpose of this book is to identify and evaluate potential of the countries of the Baltic Sea Region in empowering women nationally, regionally and internationally. The book charts developments in the political, social, and economic spheres asking if the countries has identified main risks, defined appropriate policies and achieved expected results in the field of gender and human security. It answers this fundamental question by taking stock of debates within domestic elites, popular opinion, non-governmental organizations, civil society, and external actors. A separate chapter is devoted to how experience gathered in the region can contribute to human security of women internationally.

On June 8, 2015, in order to stir up the discussion about societal security, the Center for International Studies on the basis of analytical work carried out in the framework of the project, organized the book presentation and an international round-table discussion where domestic and Nordic experts shared their expertise to policy-makers, NGOs, mass media and academia.

The book is targeted at following groups: representatives of civil society who are searching for tools of empowerment of women in countries with different levels of development; many ideas expressed in the book (for instance, catalogue of engendering human security) can be applied at the level of local communities by NGOs; policy makers engaged in the fields of security, welfare, foreign policy, regional affairs and other areas related to human security; members of regional and international governmental and non-governmental organizations looking for empowerment resources and streamlining them into other policies; research community analyzing human security concept; country cases presented in the book can be analyzed and positive experience can be applied in countries undergoing transformation and solving post-conflict dilemmas.