Women, Peace and Security Resources

 In 24 peace processes over the past two decades, according to available information, women formed less than 8 percent of negotiating teams. 
— UN Women

UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (and a Quick Guide from PeaceWomen)

  • Resolution 1325 addresses the inordinate impact of war on women, as well as the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace.
  • Resolution 1820 recognizes that conflict-related sexual violence is a tactic of warfare, and calls for the training of troops on preventing and responding to sexual violence, deployment of more women to peace operations, and enforcement of zero-tolerance policies for peacekeepers with regards to acts of sexual exploitation or abuse.
  • Resolution 1888 strengthens the implementation of Resolution 1820 by calling for leadership to address conflict-related sexual violence, deployment of teams (military and gender experts) to critical conflict areas, and improved monitoring and reporting on conflict trends and perpetrators.
  • Resolution 1889 addresses obstacles to women’s participation in peace processes and calls for development of global indicators to track the implementation of Resolution 1325, and improvement of international and national responses to the needs of women in conflict and post-conflict settings.
  • Resolution 1960 calls for an end to sexual violence in armed conflict, particularly against women and girls, and provides measures aimed at ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, including through sanctions and reporting measures.

Additional Resources

Violence Against Women

Alerts & Updates
April 10, 2014 | Asia, Human Rights, Stop Violence Against Women, India
   On December 17, 2013, WLP’s affiliate in India, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, held a screening of WLP’s documentary, Because our Cause is Just in Hyderabad. Following the screening, audience members had a lively conversation about the parallels between challenges to women’s rights and democracy in the MENA region and in India.
January 9, 2014 | article 475, Human Rights, Middle East, Morocco, rape, Stop Violence Against Women, Political Participation, Morocco
  Following significant advocacy by WLP Morocco/ADFM and other Moroccan women’s rights organizations, on January 8, 2014, the Moroccan Parliament finally adopted the draft law to amend article 475 of the Criminal /penal Code, which allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victim.
November 15, 2013 | Middle East, Stop Violence Against Women, Political Participation, Morocco
While Morocco women’s rights activists and organizations have long been seeking a comprehensive law to combat gender-based violence, the bill recently drafted by the Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development (bill 103.13, 2013) was far from what the women’s movement sought.
November 15, 2013 | gbv, Human Rights, Legislation, Middle East, Stop Violence Against Women, Political Participation, Morocco
Press statement of Moroccan feminist movement RE: Bill 103.13 on the "Fight against violence against women"Casablanca, November 6, 2013 Feminist associations, member associations of the "Spring of Dignity,” and collective and national networks of women’s counseling centers met in Casablanca on November 6th, 2013 to examine bill 103.13 on the "Fight against violence against women" prepared by the M
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