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date: 04 June 2020

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This chapter looks at the gendered dynamics of Security Council–authorized humanitarian interventions. The chapter focuses on the Libyan intervention to demonstrate the failure of the Security Council to consult women or gender experts regarding the decision to intervene. The chapter shows how the focus on women’s insecurity in humanitarian crises reinforces gendered political outcomes due to the lack of feminist consciousness within the Security Council deliberations and actions. It concludes with suggestions for feminist engagement, including consultation with communities where interventions have occurred in the past. The chapter also suggests utilizing Security Council resolution 2122 to disrupt gendered dynamics.

Keywords: humanitarian intervention, humanitarian crisis, Security Council resolution 2122, Libya, feminist engagement, gender

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