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Gender, Justice and Security Hub

ICES is part of a 32-institution global hub on Gender, Justice and Security supported by the UK Research Initiative and the Global Challenges Research Fund. It is a five-year research project working with local and global civil society, practitioners, governments and international organisations, to promote and advance gender, justice and inclusive peace. The project addresses three areas:

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on gender equality;
SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions; and
The implementation of the UN Security Council Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda

By bringing researchers from multiple disciplines and practices together, the Hub will provide new perspectives on some of the worlds most urgent contemporary injustices and insecurities. This consists of 32 projects under six themes:

Information and Empower; Livelihood, Land and Rights; Migration and Displacement, and Masculinities and Sexualities; Law and Policy Frameworks and Methodological Innovation.

The Hub will aim for five main outcome: create new knowledge, research methods and sector good practice, create new knowledge and advocacy networks that amplify the voices of women and marginalized groups, motivate institutional reform in the Hubs core countries towards inclusive security and just peace, produce research that effects local and global policy change on sustainable development goals 5, 16 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and build the skills of research and professional staff of Hub partners and beyond.

Within the larger project, ICES will embark on a study of gender and land and look at how access to land and livelihoods for disabled women, ex-combatants and women from different ethno-religious communities in Sri Lanka, can advance equality and promote security. The research will seek to add to the existing pool of knowledge on social inclusion, women’s rights, and sustainable livelihoods. It will also contribute to ongoing academic debates around the re-integration of ex-combatants, female heads of household, and persons living with disabilities.

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