How to Include Women in the Peace and Security Agenda
Inclusive Security has released a guide to implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 through national action plans. Miki Jacevic and Olivia Holt-Ivry explain what they learned through the process.
It has been 15 years since the United Nations began urging countries to adopt plans of action to apply Security Council Resolution 1325.
Adopted in 2000, the resolution was a landmark agreement that recognized that warfare has fundamentally changed. It was borne from a groundswell of activism from conflict-affected countries – particularly women emerging from the horrific wars in Bosnia and Rwanda.
Resolution 1325 notes that war is no longer waged on some distant battlefield, but within our cities, villages and homes. Civilians, particularly women and girls, are disproportionately affected.
So security has become everyone’s business.
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