POLICY BRIEF: Gender and Militarism

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Women PeaceMakers Program

"With the 15th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 around the corner (October 2015), this brief draws upon the discussions held during the WPP Global Consultation (July 2014) about current trends and challenges in advancing implementation of UNSCR 1325. For 2,5 days consultation participants analyzed, from a holistic gender perspective, UNSCR 1325 in connection with militarism and the current global security framework. This analysis exposes the negative impact of current trends to militarize security for the Women, Peace & Security agenda; it also provides an alternative nonviolent framework for creating sustainable peace for both women and men. WPP has included recommendations to advance gender-sensitive peace and security in the brief, addressing a wide variety of stakeholders, from international (UN) to the local level, from governmental officials to (women) peace organizations.""

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