2020 in Publications

To reflect on 20 years of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, we published the report UNSCR 1325 at 20 Years: Perspectives from Feminist Peace Activists and Civil Society. This report draws from the perspectives and experiences of women peace activists and other civil society actors across WILPF’s global network. We also published A WILPF Guide to Leveraging the SDGs for Feminist Peace, which draws on our programme’s years of work on the SDGs as part of the prevention pillar of WPS, and a brief on Women, Peace and Security in ceasefires. 

UNSCR 1325 at 20 Years: Perspectives of Feminist Peace Activists

This report is based on a series of global interviews, consultations, and meetings with feminist peace activists — the key actors who advocated for the adoption of UNSCR 1325. It documents their assessment of the past 20 years of implementation, and what more must be done to ensure women’s meaningful participation and prevent violence. The report finds that there are three primary challenges to progress on Women, Peace and Security: militarism and militarization; the patriarchal and political underpinnings of the agenda; and lack of accountability for implementation.

A WILPF Guide to Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals for Feminist Peace 

This guide provides a framework for working on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a feminist peace perspective. It is designed to help activists leverage the SDGs for conflict prevention and human security, by working with governments and others in civil society. 

Centering Women, Peace and Security in Ceasefires

This brief contains an urgent reminder that UNSC action in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic must be linked with its existing recognition of the gendered impacts of conflict, the importance and agency of women in promoting peace, and center inclusivity and human security. It highlights case studies from Cameroon, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and Yemen in the COVID-19 context, drawing from the recommendations of WILPF members and partners on the ground.