The Danger of the “Women’s Issues” Label

   •    September 27, 2013

In between assessing the progress of Bosnia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security and developing a toolkit for NAP monitoring and evaluation, Angelic Young, Senior Coordinator of Resolution to Act, found the time to pen an insightful piece for PolicyMic on why so-called “women’s issues” are actually human issues.

The frequent framing of some topics as “women’s issues” implies that women have separate concerns from men. But in reality, both sexes are equally concerned with the human security matters that affect their lives—and both should have a voice in how these issues are addressed. Rather than relegating them to a separate, often deprioritized, conversation, “we ought to care about women’s ability to influence key decisions” in all matters related to human issues.

Read the full article here.

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