International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Is the Portrayal of Women’s Role Changing in United Nations Peacekeeping Resolutions?
Victoria Martín de la Rosa, Elena Domínguez Romero

UN Resolution 1325 marked a groundbreaking achievement in terms of recognizing for the first time the need to increase the involvement of women in peace processes to perform a more active role and institute a gender perspective in peacekeeping. Some other UN resolutions followed, as for instance 1820, 1888, 1889 and 2122. The aim of this paper is to analyze the representation of women in these UN pronouncements from a cognitive approach to shed light on the way in which women are actually being portrayed by means of the metaphors used.

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