Monash University’s Gender, Peace & Security Centre is a group of policy and community engaged scholars whose research is focused in the field of gender, peace and security.
We seek to use our research to inform scholarly debate, policy development and implementation, public understanding about the gendered drivers of armed conflict, disasters, protracted crises and the search for peace.
Monash GPS has partnered with several organisations and institutions including Action Aid, The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Oxfam- Monash Partnership, Plan International, UN Women, and World YWCA.
Current projects include:
- Towards Inclusive Peace: Monitoring Gender Provisions of Peace Agreements (Chief Investigators: Professor Jacqui True, Associate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo, Associate Professor Sara Davies – Griffith University & Dr Nicole George – UQ)
- A Gender Sensitive Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism in Asia and the Pacific (Investigators: Professor Jacqui True, Associate Professor Kerry O'Brien & Dr Eleanor Gordon)
- Gender Responsive Alternatives on Climate Change(Investigators: Professor Jacqui True & Dr Maria Tanyag)
- Mobilising Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy in the Asia Pacific (MYWLAP) (with World YWCA) (Investigators: Associate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo & Dr Lesley Pruitt)
- Gendered Agricultural Livelihoods in Post War Sri Lanka(Investigator: Dr Samanthi Gunawardana)
- Youth, peace, security and gender;
- Gender and preventing violent extremism;
- Gender, climate change and natural disasters;
- Gender based violence in conflict and emergencies;
- Women’s participation in peace processes and post-conflict governance;
- Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and National Action Plans;
- Political economy of gender, peace and security.