Actions & Events

Cora Weiss, Cyber Dialogue at Peace Fair (NY, NY) (Photograph by Michelle Reyf)

Cora Weiss, Cyber Dialogue at Peace Fair (NY, NY) (Photograph by Michelle Reyf)


United Nations

Post-conflict Peacebuilding Debate

October 13, 2010

(10 a.m., Security Council Chamber, UN HQ)

The women and peacebuilding report was discussed in the Security Council during its peacebuilding debate.

Arria Formula

October 19, 2010

(4 to 6 pm; venue to be announced)

This was an opportunity for selected NGOs to discuss issues of international peace and security with the Security Council. The Arria (surname of former Venezuelan Permanent Representative to the UN and adviser to Kofi Annan) formula is an informal consultation/meeting, where members of the Security Council (SC) meet with civil society in a confidential, informal setting. This meeting was presided over by a member of the SC. Often times the Arria Fomula is held well in advance of the Open Debate so as to give member states an opportunity to incorporate the information/recommendations gathered at this meeting in the statements they make during the Open Debate.

"No Peace - No Women" Multimedia Exhibition

October 20, 2010

(6 p.m., UN HQ - Delegates' Entrance Hall)

Launch hosted by the Mission of Switzerland.

Global Open Day

October 21, 2010

(9:00 -11:00 a.m. Conference Room 6, UN North Lawn Building)

The Global Day provided an opportunity to hear the priorities and concerns of women from conflict-affected countries. The Global Open Day was the culmination of national Open Days held in over 20 conflict-affected countries in June-July 2010, in which SRSGs Special Representatives of the Secretary General consulted women leaders on peacebuilding priorities. The Global Open Day featured four women who participated in national Open Days, each of whom addressed a key theme that emerged from the consultations. Senior representatives of each of the participating UN agencies responded to and addressed the issues raised. The Global Day featured four themes: Women's participation at all levels of decision-making; Justice; Security, Sector Reform and Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration; Economic recovery; and Need for dedicated human and financial resources to implement SCR 1325.

“From the Field to the UN Security Council: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Improving Women, Peace and Security Implementation”

October 21, 2010

(3 - 5 p.m., Mission of Switzerland 633 Third Avenue 29th Floor)

This event brought together experts from the field and from the policy arena in New York to discuss recent research and policy options to improve implementation of the Security Council’s resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.

Is Security Council Resolution 1325 Responding to Women's Needs?

October 21, 2010

(11:15 a.m., Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, UN Secretariat, New York)

This press conference focused specifically on the work of women peace advocates, UN priorities in advancing the resolution, the achievements of resolution 1325 (2000) in the last ten years and the challenges ahead.

The Price of Peace: Financing Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Recovery and Reconstruction

October 25, 2010

(10 a.m. - 12 p.m., UN HQ)

Bringing together policy-makers, donors, representatives of women's organizations and other development partners from a range of countries, the panel discussion aimed to stimulate dialogue on how post-conflict recovery and reconstruction initiatives allocate resources to promote gender equality and involve women in decision making.

Open Debate on WPS

October 26, 2010

(10 a.m. - 6 p.m., UN HQ)

Security Council Debate on Women, Peace & Security. Click here to see PeaceWomen's Security Council calendar. The Open Debate provided an opportunity for non-Council members to address the Security Council. Address in reality means reading a prepared statement. All non-Council members, representatives of regional organizations and international bodies are permitted to attend as observers and participate in the debate without a right to vote. Civil Society may also at times be invited to make a statement.

Launch of the Study: Costing and Financing UN Security Council Resolution 1325

October 27, 2010

(1:15 - 2:30 p.m., UN North Lawn Building, Room 7)

The study analyzed the current resources available and actors involved in costing and financing the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and Women, Peace and Security programming at the national level.


Peace Fair

October 25-29, 2010

Peace Fair Commemorating the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

October 25, 2010
9:00am – 11:00am
Panel: Female police peacekeepers - their role and impact in peace operations.
Ann Tusiime (Uganda), former Gender advisor, UNPOL, UNMIS.
Elizabeth Muwanga (Uganda), former Deputy for Policy and Planning, UNAMID.
Pearson Peacekeeping Center, Canada

11:00am – 1:00pm
Oxfam's Shooting Poverty: Three films about how the illegal arms trade affects people living in poverty in three different countries.
Filmmakers: Seth Chase and Brice Blondel, Burundi
Guilherme Arruda, Ludmila Curi and Thiago Vieira, Brazil; Chandam Netraj, India.

1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP launched the Peace Fair with Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Andrei Abramov, chief, NGO Branch, DESA;
Harriett Jane Olson, Dep. Gen. Sec’y, Women’s Division, United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries.
Cyberdialogue live with women from Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Sierra Leone.

3:30pm – 5:00pm
“Voices from the Frontlines”: In this Chapel event, women from the front lines of conflict areas shared their experiences and said why women need to be involved in decisions that define just and reconciliatory processes. Christiana Harmone, Liberia; Andrea Zeravcic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.; Sameena Nazir, Pakistan.; Marta Benavides, El Salvador.

Featured music from Olympia’s Daughters, an a cappella women’s group and artworks from students at the award winning Millennium Arts Academy in the Bronx.
United Methodist Women, World Council of Churches, Lutheran Office for World Community.

1325 in Zimbabwe. Best practices of the involvement of women in the process of reconciliation and healing in Zimbabwe
ICCO, The Netherlands and WORLD YMCA

October 26, 2010

8:30am – 11:00am
Discussion on women in peace negotiations. Women’s Walk to the UN (10/26 Open Debate on SCR 1325) for the open debate. (details to be provided later).


11:00am – 11:30am
Women Rebuilding Post Conflict Communities.
Juliet Were – Isis-WICCE
ISIS-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange, Uganda

Book Fair at the Peace Fair

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Title: 1325 mujeres tejiendo la paz: Proposals, experiences and life stories from the ground.
Manuela Mesa, CEIPAZ
Cora Weiss, Hague Appeal for Peace

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Title: Promoting Women’s participation in conflict and post-conflict societies: How women world wide are making and building peace
Global Action to Prevent War

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Title: "1325 As an Impetus toward Human Security": an exploration of the obstacles to human security posed by the militarized security system that perpetuates global patriarchy, and the potential of feminist security perspectives to overcome them; a discussion to be initiated by an international panel of the editors and contributors to "The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs. State Security"
Asha Hans, India; Kozue Akibayahsi, Japan; Soumita Basu, India; Chloe Breyer, USA; Valerie Zawilski, Canada Moderator: Betty Reardon, USA

October 27, 2010

9:00am – 11:00am
No women no peace? Lessons from Care International’s support to women's participation in peacebuilding and post conflict governance.
Care Int’l and local partner organizations from Uganda, Nepal & Afghanistan
Care International, United Kingdom

11:00am – 1:00pm
Enhancing Participation for Prevention: Strengthening the Role of Women in Conflict Prevention to Successfully Implement UNSCR 1325. Experiences and Ways Forward from the Global to the Local
Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, GPPAC Int’l Steering Group Gender Liaison; Member UN CSAG on UNSCR1325; Exec Dir. femLINKPACIFIC HE Robert Aisi, UN Perm. Rep., Papua New Guinea,
Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former USG and High Representative of the UN, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Member UN CSAG on UNSCR1325; Gen. Sec. World YWCA, Nighat Said Khan, Gender Focal Point for GPPAC in South Asia; Dean, Institute of Women’s Studies, Lahore/Pakistan.
European Centre for Conflict Prevention Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, The Netherlands

1:00pm - 3:00pm
10 years of Implementing UNSCR 1325 in Africa: National and Regional Experiences
Femmes Africa Solidarities

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Building Peace: Exploring the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women. Join women peacemakers from around the world in an interactive, participatory workshop to explore how the culture of militarism fosters violence against women from neighborhood to battlefield, and how women are organizing to affirm human security and human rights.
United Methodist Women, World Council of Churches, Center for Women’s Global Leadership

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Short documentaries on women in war and conflict. Katharina Barbosa, filmmakers and photographer from Magdalena Norway; Beatrice Camargo filmmaker from Corporation Colombiana de Teatro CCT Columbia, Int’l association of women in radio and Television ; Arshiya Ahsan – member of the Int’l Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT). Laura Nepta Silva – member of Corporación Humanas, Colombia – to give a short introduction to the situation of women in Colombia.
Forum for Kvinner og utviklingssporsmal, Norway

October 28, 2010

10:00am -11:30am
What the Women Say; Participation and UNSCR 1325
An Independent Case Study Assessment
Dr. John Tirman MIT, Center for International Studies; Sanam Naraghi Anderlini (ICAN, USA); Cerue Garlo (Liberia), Shyamala Gomez (Sri Lanka), Suraiya Kamarruzzan (Aceh), Turid Polfus (Norway), Elena Rey (Colombia), Lina Zedriga (Uganda).
Report Launch Hosted by US and Norwegian Missions to the UN. MIT Center for International Studies
Int. Civil society Action Network (ICAN)
Location: US Mission to the UN, 779 UN Plaza
Public Event

11:00am -1:00pm
SCR 1325 and Women’s Participation: Operational Guidelines for Conflict Resolution and Peace Processes. A new set of Guidelines will be presented to improve the effective participation of women in peace processes.
Prof. John Packer – IQd Senior Adviser and Dir. of the Human Rights Centre, Univ. of Essex; representatives of women’s organizations from Afghanistan, Sudan and Indonesia
Cordaid and the Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy (IQd) at Essex University in partnership with the
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Afghanistan: Enhancing Security and Women’s Rights.
Moderator, Pascale Baeriswyl, Counsellor, Mission of Switzerland to the UN; David Cortright, Fourth Freedom Forum; Univ. of Notre Dame; Sarah Smiles Persinger, Research Assoc. , Kroc Institute, Univ. of Notre Dame; Afifa Azim, General Director. of Afghan Women's Network; Sabra Bano, Dir., Gender Concerns Int’l.
Produced by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, in cooperation with Cordaid, the Fourth Freedom Forum and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Women and Conflict Prevention- why participation and disarmament matter with Annie Matundu Mbambi (Chair of WILPF-DRC), Theresa deLangis (Women, Peace and Governance, previously UNIFEM-Afghanistan) and Madeleine Rees (WILPF Secretary-General). Launch of Women, Peace and Security Handbook: PeaceWomen/WILPF's analysis on how the Security Council's country resolutions (2000 to 2010) have reflected the language and intent of SCR 1325. Project of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, USA

Members Meeting
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, USA


October 29, 2010

9:00am - 11:00am
Meet Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and watch a screening of Women’s War (English subtitles) produced by Kvinna till Kvinna followed by a discussion between Margot Wallström, and Lena Ag, Secretary-General of Kvinna till Kvinna.
Other speakers tbc – (visit KtK publications table during the week for more details)
Kvinna till Kvinna

11:00am – 1:00pm
"Engaging Men for UNSCR 1325”
In this workshop we would like to share some of our experiences and lessons learned from WPP’s Pilot around engaging men for gender sensitive peacebuilding through nonviolence.
Isabelle Geuskens – WPP Program Manager
José de Vries – WPP Information Officer
Patricia Ackerman - trainer WPP ToT on masculinities and peacebuilding for male activists.
Women Peacemakers Program – International Fellowship or Reconciliation, The Netherlands

Hear from women peacebuilders and participate in a live Cyberdiologue with women from Nepal, Liberia, DRC, Sri Lanka, Cyprus.
Moderator: Mavic Cabrera-Balleza
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, USA

African Women Re-defining Peace Experiences of WPP- Africa. Mrs. Joy Mbaabu, Board Chair; Euphemia Akos Dzathor,Africa Regional Coordinator.
Women Peacemakers Program Africa, Ghana


New York

October 13, 2010

Commemorating Security Council Resolution 1325 Women and Peace and Security: New Perspectives on Peace and Security

October 25, 2010

Women Count: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Civil Society Monitoring Report

October 27, 2010

1:15 to 2:45 pm at Baha’I Office, 866 UN Plaza, Suite 120, co-hosted by Liberian and US Missions. Brown bag lunch discussion with Abigail Disney, producer of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” and new series on Women, War & Peace, & Leymah Gbowee, chief player in “PDBH” and director of Women, Pease & Security Network Africa

October 28, 2010

10 to 11:30 am at US Mission, 799 UN Plaza (45 St. entrance) co-hosted by Mission of Norway. Release of Report by MIT & ICAN on “What the Women Say: Participation & USSCR 1325: An Independent Assessment of Women Preventing War & Promoting Peace





September 8, 2010

Women Making Peace: Where are We Now? Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 10 Years On


October 1, 2010

Launch of FemLink Pacific Annual Policy Document on 1325

October 1, 2010

International Women's Day for Peace and Security: Rural Women, Peace and Human Security

October 1, 2010

10th Anniversary Commemoration Media and Policy Events


September 27-30, 2010

Women at the Table - Asia-Pacific: Regional Roundtable Meeting

October 1, 2010

Presentation of the Outcomes of the 1325 In-Country Monitoring

October 1, 2010

Launch of the Nepal 1325 National Action Plan


October 1, 2010

Workshop Series on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820 for Teachers and Sectoral Groups

October 1, 2010

Mindanao Public Fora on the Philippine NAP on 1325 & 1820


October 6, 2010

Executive Secretary/ESCAP and UNIFEM to launch Regional Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific

October 20, 2010

Regional Launch of The State of World Population 2010 From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change



October 1, 2010

Public Discussions on Women's Participation in Decision Making Positions Following the 2010 Elections

October 1, 2010

Presentation of the 1325 In-Country Monitoring Report


October 1, 2010

Poster Campaign on UNSCR 1325


October 1, 2010

Meeting Among Lawyers and CSOs from Conflict Areas on UNSCR 1325 and 1820


October 1, 2010

On-the-air Discussion on Women's Participation in Liberia's Recovery and the Impact of Post-Conflict Development on Women


July 21-23, 2010

FAS and the GIMAC Network present the 16th Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in Africa (Kampala)

October 1, 2010

Launch of the Uganda Policy Brief on 1325 (An Outcome of the GNWP In-Country Monitoring of 1325)

October 1, 2010

Re-broadcast of Radio Drama on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 (Soroti)

October 1, 2010

Training on UNSCR 1325 and 1820 and Related International Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws with Ex-Combatants, Combatants and Other Militia, Police and Prisons Personnel (Soroti)




September 2, 2010

Celebrate the 150th Birthday of Jane Addams, and the 10th Anniversary of UN Res. 1325


September 29 - October 1, 2010

Precarious Progress: UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice) (San Diego)

October 16-26, 2010

Advancing Women as PeaceMakers Tour (Sacramento, Fresno, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Palo Alto)

October 19, 2010

Free Advancing Women Peacemakers Workshop and Panel


October 29, 2010

Advancing Women as PeaceMakers Tour




October 1, 2010

Event at the City of Women in Cartagena




July 9-10, 2010

International Conference Gender, Peace and Security (Munich)

October 28-30, 2010

On the 10th Anniversary of UN Resolution 1325: Coping with Crises, Ending Armed Conflict – Peace Promoting Strategies of Women and Men (Berlin)

October 31, 2010

Press Conference to present the global media cooperation project VISIONEWS: Visionews will form the foundation of a worldwide database of good practices of the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 and can be used by non-governmental organizations, women’s peace groups and all those interested. The website will be launched at 13.25 (1.25 pm, CET) on 31 October and will publish success stories and inspiring visions of peace from all over the world, providing encouraging examples of achievements.


September 9, 2010

Ensuring Women's Participation in Peace and Security Conference


September 21-26, 2010

International Peace Bureau's A Climate For Peace


October 15, 2010

Public Launch Party - No Women, No Peace Campaign


October 20, 2010

The Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation, One Day Conference: 10 Years of the UN-Security Council Resolution 1325 Conference


October 22, 2010

Ten years with 1325 – What Now? The Stockholm International Conference (Stockholm)

November 29-December 1, 2010

Resolution 1325 in the field November 29- December 1, 2010





September 2, 2010

10 Years On: Conflict Prevention Mechanisms for UNSCR 1325 Conference

September 15-16, 2010

Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action to the Protection Agenda Under SCR 1325/2000, Geneva High-Level Consultation

September 17, 2010

Reality of Post-Conflict and its Link to 1325: Debrief NGO Recent Events

November 10, 2010

Women, Peace and Security: 10 years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Opportunities and Limits


October 22, 2010

Ten years with 1325 – What Now? The Stockholm International Conference


Launch of the "Advancing Women as Peacemakers" Project

The goals of this project include:

  • To increase awareness and understanding of SCR1325 among women in the U.S.; this includes understanding how it and/or a U.S. national action plan for implementation of it could be used to change U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
  • To promote an understanding of the historical linkages between WILPF's founding document and the actual text of SCR 1325.
  • To encourgae U.S. women to assert themselves more actively into international policy debates, particularly those involving the definition of security and the allocation of public resources to meet human security needs.

Other activities will take place in US WILPF branches between Sept. 6 (Jane Addams's birthday) and October 31 and will be updated in due course.

September 6, 2010

BOOK RELEASE: WILPF member Louise Knight's new biography of Jane Addams: Spirit in Action will be released. Louise will be giving book talks in NYC, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington D.C. and in selected locations in the midwest. For more information about the book and her upcoming appearances please visit

September 21, 2010

EVENT: Towards a Women-Inclusive Peace: Why 1325 is the Crucial Number

October 19, 2010

Free Advancing Women Peacemakers Workshop and Panel


Global Open Days

UN Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has referred to the Global Open Day for Women and Peace an opportunity to "reinvigorate our efforts to realize the vision set out in resolution 1325." Since June 7 seventeen post-conflict countries worldwide have held their Open Day for Peace, with others presently holding preparatory meetings.

These events engaged women peace activists, leaders and advocates with senior UN officials to allow them to voice their concerns and discuss how women's participation in sustainable conflict resolution, peacemaking and peacebuilding can be improved. Recommendations from the meetings were forwarded to the UN Secretary Council for it to consider in accelerating the resolution's implementation.

Below is a compilation of relevant resources and news associated with the Global Open Day for Women and Peace.

  • Ban-ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations: Statement on the Global Open Day for Women and Peace
  • UNIFEM: Global Open Day website, and Global Open Day Report
  • UN Peacekeeping: Highlights: United Nations Global Open Day for Women and Peace
  • Inés Alberdi, Executive Director UNIFEM: Statement on Women, Peace and Security




07/08/10 KENYA: Global Open Day: Kenyan Women Share their Perspectives on Conflict Resolution

06/15/10 PAKISTAN: Global Open Day: Pakistani Women Call for Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325

06/15/10 SUDAN: Sudanese Women Insecure, UN Security Council Told

06/14/10 GAZA: UN Convenes Open Day for the Women of Gaza

06/12/2010 AFGHANISTAN: Global Open Day: Afghan Women Concerned about Security and Justice

06/11/2010 INTERNATIONAL: At UN Consultations, Women Peace Advocates in Post-Conflict Countries Highlight Urgent Need to Engage Women in Peacebuilding

06/11/2010 SOMALIA: Global Open Day: Somali Women Concerned about High Levels of Rights Violations

06/11/2010 NEPAL: Global Open Day: Working for Sustainable Peace in Nepal by Addressing Social Injustice

06/11/2010 DRC: DRC Commits to Implement Security Council Resolution 1325

06/11/2010 GUINEA-BISSAU: Progress Registered in the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in Guinea-Bissau, the SRSG Says

06/10/2010 TIMOR-LESTE: Top UN Envoy Calls for Dialogue to Curb Violence Against Timorese Women

06/09/2010 LIBERIA: SRSG Ellen Løj Dialogues with Liberian Women Leaders

06/08/2010 SUDAN: Open Day on UNSCR 1325 Brings Women's Concerns to Forefront

06/08/2010 SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone Launches National Action Plan and Hosts Open Day on Women, Peace and Security

06/08/2010 SUDAN: Southern Sudanese Women Lobbying for Recognition

06/07/2010 KOSOVO: Global Open Day: Kosovar Women Concerned about Economic and Social Security Issues

06/07/2010 INTERNATIONAL: Opening Doors for Women to Make Peace


Make Women Count for Peace

Women and girls do not often physically fight the world's wars, but they often suffer the most in violent conflict. Increasingly, they are the direct targets of fighting, and sexual violence is deliberately used as a tactic of warfare. And yet fewer than 10 percent of the people who negotiate peace deals are women, and only about three dozen individuals have been convicted and jailed by international war crimes tribunals for committing or commanding widespread sexual violence. Sexual violence in conflict is NOT inevitable. It can be stopped. Ten years ago, in its landmark resolution 1325, the United Nations Security Council called for women's full and equal participation in all elements of peacemaking, and for prevention of this kind of violence. However, implementation of this historic resolution has not been fast enough.

Click HERE to view the petition.

... Which asked governments to support three steps to implement Security Council resolution 1325:

  • Prosecute those who command and/or commit sexual violence and exclude them from armies and police forces after conflict.
  • Ensure that women participate in peace negotiations and all post-conflict decision-making institutions.
  • Increase the number of women in troops, police forces and civilians within international peacekeeping efforts.

Thank you for adding your voice to make women count for peace! 22,052 people signed the petition, calling upon governments to implement Resolution 1325 and end sexual violence in conflict.

Event Outcomes


1. Conference Follow-Up: Towards A Women-Inclusive Peace: Why 1325 Is The Crucial Number (Lucinda Marshall)

On September 21, Lucinda Marshall presented at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI on the importance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 as part of their celebration of the International Day of Peace. The presentation was co-sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom as part of their Advancing Women As Peacemakers Program in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325.

2. Statement by Ms. Navanethem Pillay, at the Seminar on “Women, Peace and Security: from Resolution to Action”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded the Ten Years of Security Council Resolution 1325 even in Geneva on September 15, 2010.

3. GNWP Member Sharon Bhagwan Rolls Speaks at Ministerial Meeting on 1325

On Saturday September 25th, Member States, UN Agencies and Civil Society gathered at the UN for the Ministerial Meeting on Security Council Resolution 1325 "A Call to Action." The objective of the meeting, convened by the Mission of Canada and a number of co-sponsoring missions, was to pledge concrete, measurable and time bound commitments towards the implementation of the resolution.

4. Conference Follow-Up: Women Making Peace: Where are We Now? Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, 10 Years On

The United Nations University (UNU) hosted a seminar on September 8, assessing global progress toward implementation of the groundbreaking resolution which calls for increased recognition of and support for the role of women in prevention and resolution of conflict.

5. Conference Follow-Up: National Conference on Women, Peace and Security Opens in Ghana

A national conference to discuss 1325 on Women's involvement in Peace and Security opened in Accra.

6. 10 Points on 10 Years UNSCR 1325 in Europe

CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The paper has benefited from worldwide consultation. Over 60 organisations and networks explicitly align themselves with its recommendations.  

7. e-Roundup: Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 at Ten: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

This special e-Roundup aims to provide background information on SCR 1325 and the three resolutions that build on it – 1820, 1888 and 1889 – and to highlight some of the events taking place to commemorate a decade of Resolution 1325.


1. Conference Follow-Up: Call for Renewed Efforts on Women's Participation in Peace and Security

Prominent actors in peace-building joined High Representative Catherine Ashton in Brussels on 9 September for a conference. But unusually, most of them were women. To access the text of Ashton's speech, please click here.

2. Conference Follow-Up: Brussels Conference Conclusions: SCR 1325 'Ensuring Women's Participation in Peace and Security'

On 9 September 2010 the European Union (EU) and Belgium organised an event in Brussels called 'Ensuring women’s participation in peace and security' to mark the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325.

3. Conference Follow-Up: Women, Peace and Security: from Resolution to Action, The Protection Agenda under Security Council Resolution 1325/2000  Consultation Conclusions

The participants of the Geneva Consultation on “Women, Peace and Security: from Resolution to Action”, met on the 15-16 September 2010 as part of a series of events, in recognition of the 10th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 (SC/Res/1325). In the presence of representatives of governments, the European Union (EU), the United Nations and civil society including women’s organisations and networks, came together to translate our shared experiences and commitments into actionable recommendations.

4. Conference Follow-Up: 10 years after UN SCR 1325 : Conflict Prevention Mechanisms

On 2 September 2010, Mary Robinson, Bineta Diop and Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda critically discussed the concept of conflict prevention under Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325, and the local, national, regional and, international mechanisms which should be linked with prevention strategies. The event, “10 years after UN SCR 1325: Conflict Prevention Mechanisms”, was attended by over eighty representatives from Member State delegations, the UN and civil society and chaired by Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of Women’s International League for Peace andFreedom (WILPF).

1,000 Peace Women exhibit (Photograph by Michelle Reyf)

1,000 Peace Women exhibit (Photograph by Michelle Reyf)



1325 Anniversary News

Here is a listing of news articles surrounding the 10th Anniversary of 1325.

For the main library of news regarding Women, Peace and Security please consult the PeaceWomen News Library.                                                                                                                                                     For news on the Global Open Day for Women and Peace please see the '1325 + 10 Global Open Days' section of the website.


10/27/10 INTERNATIONAL: Marking 10th Anniversary of UN Resolution on Women and Conflict, MRG Urges Special Attention for Minority and Indigenous Women

10/27/10 VIETNAM: Vietnam Supports Un Resolution To Promote Women's Role

10/25/10 INTERNATIONAL/MIDDLE EAST: ESCWA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 1325 and Launches Study on Women's Role in Conflicts and Conflict-Resolution

10/22/10 CHINA/INTERNATIONAL: 10th Anniversary of UN Resolution Opportunity for Action for Women in Peace and Security: UN Official

10/21/10 INTERNATIONAL: Women Integral for Peace, Secretary-General Stresses

10/21/10 INTERNATIONAL: The Prospects and Pitfalls of 1325

10/20/10 COLOMBIA: Voices of Women Peace Activists Silenced

10/20/10 INTERNATIONAL: 1325+10: Is the Security Council Doing Enough to Protect Women?

10/20/10 INTERNATIONAL: Recovery from War Trauma is Slow for World's Women

10/19/10 INTERNATIONAL: Interview: UN, Member States Should Better Enforce Resolution on Women, Conflict

10/18/10 DRC: Bukavu - World March of Women

10/15/10 INTERNATIONAL: Good Substance, Bad Politics: the Row over 1325

10/14/10 LIBERIA: Women Celebrate UNSCR 1325

10/14/10 GEORGIA: UNIFEM Hosts International Conference in Tbilisi

10/11/10 INTERNATIONAL: SCR 1325: Just Words on a Piece of Paper

10/4/10 SUDAN: West Darfur Establishes State Committee on UNSCR 1325

10/2/10 INDONESIA: Women's Roles Vital in Peacemaking Efforts


9/30/10 WEST AFRICA: Cote d'Ivoire / UNOCI's Deputy Chief Attends Meeting of Heads of Peacekeeping Missions in West Africa

09/27/10 NEPAL: Nepal Readies Action Plan for UN Resolutions

09/27/10 MINDANAO: Time for Women in Mindanao's Conflict Areas to Have More Peacemaking Role

9/27/10 BANGLADESH: Dhaka's Call to Recruit Women in Senior UN Positions

9/26/10 ESTONIA: Estonian Foreign Minister Calls On UN to Support Women in Conflict Zones

9/25/10 INTERNATIONAL: Ban Calls for Countries to Turn Rhetoric on Women and Conflict into Reality

09/18/10 WEST AFRICA: ECOWAS Backs UN Resolution on Women's Role in Peace, Security

09/16/10 INTERNATIONAL: Engaging Women Crucial for Operations, NATO's Military Chief Says

09/09/10 INTERNATIONAL: Call for Renewed Efforts on Women's Participation in Peace and Security

09/09/10 INTERNATIONAL: Ban Spotlights 'Indispensable' Role of Women in Shoring Up Peace

09/09/10 INTERNATIONAL: 'To Make a Change we Must Empower Women - Only Then Can we Claim Real Progress' Says Secretary General, in Message to Brussels Conference

09/08/10 INTERNATIONAL: Women's Security Needs Attention

09/06/10 INTERNATIONAL: Changing Gender Perspectives


08/26/10 INTERNATIONAL: Doable, Fast-Track Indicators for Turning the 1325 Promise into Reality

08/25/10 SERBIA: Meeting of Working Group for Drafting National Action Plan for Implementation of Resolution 1325

08/10/10 INTERNATIONAL: UN Women Agency Must Confront Wartime Violence

08/03/10 PAKISTAN: Speakers Urge Govt to Protect Women Rights During Conflicts

08/03/10 UNITED STATES: Stopping Violence Against Women Worldwide

08/03/10 PAKISTAN: Call to Honour Women Rights During Conflicts

08/02/10 INTERNATIONAL: Statement by Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on Tenth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on 'Women, Peace and Security'


07/29/10 PHILIPPINES: Philippines Adopts UN Resolution to Promote Women's Participation in Peace Building

07/12/10 INTERNATIONAL: Women's Anti-Discrimination Committee Opens Session, Urged to Mark Anniversary of Adoption by Security Council of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, Security

07/09/10 SIERRA LEONE: Koroma Slams Violence Against Women as He Unveils Country's Action Plan


06/29/10 INTERNATIONAL: Empowerment of Women and Girls Tops Agenda at UN Economic and Social Council

06/28/10 CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE: Women, Peace and Security Get Renewed Commitment from Parliamentarians in the Region

06/22/10 INTERNATIONAL: Empowered Women Promote Peace

06/12/10 GEORGIA: Female NGO Activists of Georgia and South Ossetia Meet in Baku to Search Ways to Stop Enmity

06/03/2010 ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Women Share a Vision for Israeli-Palestinian Peace


05/31/2010 PHILIPPINES: Philippines Moves to Protect Women's Rights During Armed Conflict

05/27/2010 INTERNATIONAL: UNIFEM Welcomes UN Security Council Support for Comprehensive Set of Indicators on the Implementation of Resolution 1325

05/26/2010 FIJI: Role for Women in Security


(Photograph by Michelle Reyf)

(Photograph by Michelle Reyf)