Ten Years of Women, Peace and Security: Gaps and Challenges in Implementing Resolution 1325

Author
Nils Goede, Swen Dornig
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Institute for Development and Peace
Abstract
On 26 October 2010, the UN Security Council (SC) marked the 10th anniversary of Security Council resolution (SCR) 1325. With the adoption of SCR 1325, the SC recognised the disproportionate impact of armed conflicts on women and girls for the first time and further emphasized the decisive role of women in preventing conflicts and consolidating peace. At the time of its adoption, SCR 1325 was recognized as a major breakthrough for greater gender equality in the area of peace and security and the acceptance of women as active agents in conflict management. Three further SCRs – 1820, 1888 and 1889 – now strengthen the women, peace and security (WPS) framework.
Topic
Conflict Prevention, Security, Gender Issues, War
Political Geography
United Nations