Women, peace and security – annual review of resolution 1325
- The adoption of resolutions 2106 and 2122
- The declaration on women’s economic empowerment for peacebuilding
- The adoption by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women of its general recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations.
However, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted that although women’s participation in peace negotiations has improved, almost half of peace agreements don’t mention women’s rights and needs, and 97 percent of peacekeepers remain to be men (UN Security Council 2014). Generally the implementation of resolution 1325 remains to be difficult in the context of armed conflict. She expressed concern for how current and long-term conflicts, such as in Iraq, Nigeria, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Mali, are affecting women: women and girls are exposed to targeted attacks and human rights abuses; and they constitute a high percentage of displaced people worldwide, which is now higher than at any time since the Second World War. In addition, ‘During and after conflict, more women die during childbirth, and more girls are forcibly married. Fewer women work and participate in the economy and [fewer] girls go to school. Of primary school age children that are out of school, half live in conflict areas. Only 35 percent of girls are enrolled in secondary education in these settings […]’ (UN news centre 2014).
To ensure progress in the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000), a high-level review will take place next year and the Security Council emphasised the need to define a significant implementation shift for the resolution, for it to be effective. The Secretary-General was requested to ensure gender expertise is accessible to all UN mediation teams, supporting the appointment of women as senior mediators (UN Security Council 2013). Member States are encouraged to start reviewing the implementation of their national action plans and to engage in a critical reflection of new targets for the 2015 review (UN Security Council 2014).
- Women in peace and security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325: literature review, content analysis of National Action Plans, and implementation
- B. Miller; M. Pournik; A. Swaine / Institute for Global and International Studies 2014
- The complex challenges and opportunities of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, as enunciated in United National Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000, and several subsequent resolutions, lend themselves to both a “cup half...
- Complex realities and astute actors: Sudanese women’s activism and UN Security Council Resolution 1325
- L. Tønnessen / Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre 2014
- Sudanese women activists do not use United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 to claim rights. During my eight years of engagement with women’s activist from diverse backgrounds in the country I have hardly heard the ...
- Do social and cultural factors perpetuate gender-based violence in Malawi?
- T. Bisika 2011
- Although violence has been with us since time immemorial, it was only in 1996 that a World Health Assembly resolution (WHA49.25) recognised the increasing importance of violence as a leading worldwide public health problem (World Heal...
- Ten-year Impact Study on Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Peacekeeping
- This report from 2010 reviews a decade of implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the first resolution to address the specific impacts of conflict on women and call for women's engagement in peace processes....
- Global Monitoring Checklist on Women Peace and Security: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.
- The Global Monitoring Checklist is a pilot research project designed to contribute towards international understanding on women, peace and security efforts. It highlights relevant activities at the local and national level by women, c...
- Tracking Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)
- C. Kuonqui; H. Cueva-Betet / UN Women 2010
- This short document provides an overview of the framework which was developed to track the implementation of the 1325 resolution. It aims to establish results at the impact levels (the intended objective) and outcome levels (actual ch...