System Update: Towards a Women, Peace and Cybersecurity Agenda


Publication date: 2021

Author: Lisa Sharland; Netta Goussac; Emilia Currey; Genevieve Feely; and Sarah O’Connor

Visit website

Tags: Gender Considerations


System Update explores the relationship between the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda on the one hand and cyber-enabled threats and cybersecurity on the other.

The paper analyses the linkages between WPS priority themes—gender equality, women’s participation in international security, prevention and protection of violence against women, gender-differentiated needs—and international cybersecurity. It identifies priority areas that should be addressed to ensure a gender-inclusive cyberspace that protects the rights of women and girls.