Gender Mainstreaming in Peaceckeeping Operations: Progress Report

Saturday, January 1, 2005
United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

In October 2000, Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security acknowledged the need to address the specific vulnerabilities of women in conflict situations and to capitalise on their untapped potential to contribute to the establishment of peace and security. The resolution holds the international community accountable for the protection of women and provides recommendations in key areas, including reversing the marginalisation of women's perspectives in processes for building peace and security; addressing the adverse consequences of war on women; ensuring justice for victims of gender-based violence crimes; recognising the leadership potential of women and helping to unleash their capacities as agents of change in rebuilding postconflict societies.

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