Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000): An Analysis of the Gender Content of Secretary-General's Report to the Security Council

Saturday, January 1, 2000
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI)

An analysis of 264 Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council dating from January 2000 to the present was conducted by the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) to ascertain to what degree the reports address gender perspectives as required in Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). The analysis reveals that only 17.8 per cent of the reports make multiple references to gender concerns, while 15.2 per cent make minimal reference and 67 per cent of the reports make no or only one mention of women or gender issues. The majority of reports citing gender concerns mention the impact of the conflict on women and girls, primarily as victims of conflict – not as potential
dynamic actors in early warning, reconciliation, peace building or post-conflict reconstruction.

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