Millions to Promote Women in Peacemaking

Posted by on September 26, 2012
Millions to Promote Women in Peacemaking

This article was originally published by Associated Press. A former U.S. ambassador has announced a multimillion dollar pledge to support a landmark U.N. resolution calling for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peacebuilding. Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, said Tuesday that the […]

VIDEO: Developing a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 for Nepal

Bandana Rana is one of the leading players of the women’s movement in Nepal, with more than two decades of active engagement in promoting women’s rights and gender equality. She is currently the executive president of Saathi, an NGO working on violence against women and children in Nepal. She recently worked with the Ministry of […]

Palestinian Women’s Recommendations for Implementing UNSCRs 1325 and 1889

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on February 1, 2012

In February 2012, Palestinian women government and civil society leaders met to review and update recommendations for implementing UNSCRs 1325 and 1889 in their country, which were first developed at a workshop convened by The Institute for Inclusive Security and MIFTAH in 2010. These recommendations are grounded in the group’s stated principle that Palestinian women […]

Summary of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on June 1, 2011

Despite five separate UNSCRs on women, peace, and security, and the dedicated efforts of international agencies, civil society actors, and governments, courageous women peace builders still face legal, cultural and traditional discrimination. This guide is designed to help advocates efficiently leverage UNSCRs 1325, 1889, 1820, 1888, and 1960.

Harassment Was the Order of Their Day

At a meeting with the staff of the Institute for Inclusive Security in 2011, Leymah Gbowee discussed the issues she discovered as she analyzed the security sector in Ghana.

Time for Women to Call the Shots

Posted by on November 6, 2010
Time for Women to Call the Shots

This article was originally published by Global Post. Ten years ago, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. In short, “1325” (as the international law is known among advocates) seeks to elevate the decision-making of women in war zones and protect women during armed conflict. This month, as […]

Give Women Peacekeepers a Chance

Posted by on October 29, 2010
Give Women Peacekeepers a Chance

This article was originally published by IRIN. The consensus was “could do better” as senior government representatives met in New York to commemorate UN Security Council Resolution 1325, a decade-old commitment to strengthen the role of women in peace and security. … “We have made some progress but not as much as we would have […]

Guide to UN Security Council Resolution 1889

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on September 1, 2010

Presented by Vietnam, this resolution was unanimously approved on October 5, 2009, and is a follow-up to UNSCR 1325, the original resolution that focused on women, peace, and security. UNSCR 1889 emphasizes the participation of women in all phases of the peace process. Most important, it calls for monitoring and introduces accountability mechanisms UNSCR 1325 […]

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

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on September 1, 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 […]

Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace

Published in 2009, Inclusive Security: A Curriculum for Women Waging Peace is a resource for policymakers and practitioners who want to better include women in peace processes. This unique tool draws on more than a decade of original research and training by The Institute for Inclusive Security and accomplished women peace builders from areas including […]

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