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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]