Religious Conservative Actors and the UN Gender Agenda - PRIO

Religious Conservative Actors and the UN Gender Agenda

PRIO Policy Brief

Vik, Ingrid (2017) Religious Conservative Actors and the UN Gender Agenda, GPS Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

At the UN, conservative religious lobbyists and states have drawn attention for their efforts to promote traditional family values. To them, the word ‘gender’ is anathema, associated with liberal laws on abortion, divorce and dissolution of the traditional family. This policy brief offers an overview of key religious conservative actors and their argumentation, organization and influence on the UN gender equality agenda, including on resolutions relating to Women, Peace and Security (WPS).