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

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Western Europe

In 2010, ten years have gone by since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

In order to celebrate this occasion and to launch the new National Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 1325, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and the Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) – swisspeace, take pleasure in inviting you to the following event:

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

Wednesday, 10 November 2010
09.15 – 13.15 hrs
Kultur-Casino Bern

Register online here.

For further information, please contact: bettina.etter@eda.admin.ch.


08.45 Welcomedesk / Registration

10 Years of 1325: Switzerland's commitment

Opening address by Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini (FDFA, former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Georgia)
Opening address by Brigadier Erwin Dahinden (Head of International Relations Defence, DDPS)


Launch of the new edition of the Swiss National Action Plan 1325

Ambassador Rita Adam (Deputy Director of the Directorate of International Law, FDFA)


National activities for the implementation of Resolution 1325 in

Dr. Sima Samar (Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights
Commission AIHRC and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of humanrights in the Sudan)

10.35 Panel I: Women and men as victims of armed conflict

What issues does UN Security Council Resolution 1325 include?

• Prevention of and protection from gender-based violence against women
and girls
• Vulnerability of women and girls in conflict contexts

Ursula Keller (Project Director KOFF – swisspeace)

And what does it not cover?

• Gender-based violence against men and boys

Dr. Dubravka Zarkov (Associate Professor, International Institute of Social
Studies ISS, The Hague)

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Haering
(President of the Council of Foundation GICHD)

Coffee break


Panel II: Women and men as actors in war and peace

What issues does UN Security Council Resolution 1325 include?
• Increased participation of women in peace processes
• Gender mainstreaming in all projects and programmes of peace promotion

Carmela Bühler (Gender Advisor, Political Affairs Division IV, FDFA)

And what does it not cover?
• Women as actors in armed violence

Dr. Anne Itto (Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Southern Sudan GOSS and Deputy Secretary General of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement SPLM for the Southern Sector)

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Haering


1325 – Achievements over the last 10 years

Closing speech by Elisabeth Decrey-Warner
(Geneva Call/PeaceWomen Across the Globe)



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