In the latest HSFK Standpunkt, Simone Wisotzki reports on the situation of women before, during and after armed conflicts on the occasion of the UN's Security Council Resolution 1325 10th anniversary.
The precarious situation of women in conflict situations and their ongoing exclusion from peace and state building processes have provoked debate within the United Nations over decades - mostly inconclusive.
Focussing on prevention, participation and protection, UNSC resolution 1325 finally has addressed the situation of women in conflicts for the first time and vital demands of gender equalility became legally binding - no doubt a milestone on the way to equality and gender sensibility. Ten years later it is time to take stock. Has the situation in and after armed conflicts improved for women? To what extent has the implementation of the resolution advanced this position?
In HSFK Standpunkt No. 4/2010 "Frauen, Frieden, Sicherheit? Die VN-Sicherheitsratsresolution 1325 wird zehn Jahre alt – eine Bilanz" (Women, Peace, Security? 10 years of UN Security Council resolution 1325 - a balance drawn) Simone Wisotzki presents international success, conflicts and failure on the implementation of the resolution. The author draws a closer look at Liberia and Afghanistan and shows how a positive development led to a role model status of one country whilst the other example shows what the catastrophic consequences of failure can look like.
The version of the article can only be found in German.