Guide to UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security

By The Institute for Inclusive Security

September 2010

UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) are international law; as such, UN member states are required to follow them. At the same time, resolutions provide advocacy tools to civil society organizations. Four resolutions currently address women, peace, and security. UNSCRs 1325 and 1889 underscore women’s leadership in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. UNSCRs 1820 and 1888 focus on preventing and responding to conflict-related sexual violence.

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