10 Points on 10 Years: CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UNSCR 1325

Monday, November 26, 2012
Author: 
Coordinator EPLO working group on Gender Peace and Security (
Countries: 
Europe
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security

This year marks the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS).1 The passing of SCR 1325 was groundbreaking: it was the first time that the UNSC addressed the distinct experiences and contributions of women in the context of peace and security. SCR 1325 calls for full and equal participation of women and the integration of a gender perspective in all peace and security initiatives. It covers the inter-linked thematic areas of participation, protection, prevention, and relief and recovery. SCRs 1820, 1888 and 1889 strengthen and complement 1325, and the four resolutions should be considered the body of WPS commitments. Implementation of these commitments is a common concern and responsibility of each UN Member State – be it conflict-affected, donor or other.

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