Nicole George is an Associate Professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the gendered politics of conflict and peacebuilding, violence, security, and participation. Since the early 2000s, she has conducted research in the Pacific Islands region, focusing on gender politics, gendered security, and post-conflict transition in Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, and Bougainville. She has worked in collaboration with women’s organisations, women decision-makers, and women policymakers in these settings to progress this work. Nicole has published her research findings in academic journals, policy briefs, and opinion editorials.
Solomon Islands deployment: Australia must meet obligations to women
The risks to local women’s security are well understood. Following plans already in place should be a priority.
Towards equal peace: Australian regional investment in gender equality
Women’s participation in peace processes and inclusion of gender-equality provisions is key to their long-term success.
Karida village killings: violence and the vulnerability of women
This immensely sad and troubling episode has a context in the Pacific, and women of the region know it.
Meaningful participation: women and peacebuilding in the Pacific
Experience in Bougainville and Solomon Islands highlights the potential role of women to support the process.
The challenges to women on Bougainville
Even if independence is a spur for economic development, social and political difficulties still lie ahead.