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
December 16, 2014 | Africa, Americas, Asia, Human Rights, Middle East, Stop Violence Against Women, 2014 eNews, Egypt, India, Victories over Violence, Malaysia
Activists, researchers, and supporters from 40 countries took part in WLP’s 2nd global online event, “Exposing the Realities of Combatting Sexual Harassment: Activists from around the World Unite to Share their Stories,” on November 19, 2014.
November 28, 2014 | 2014 Events, 16 Days, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Fear to Freedom, Human Rights, Stop Violence Against Women
As we begin the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence, Women’s Learning Partnership is thrilled to invite you to join our free online interactive screenings of two short films on eliminating gender based violence globally.During the screenings, attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and reactions via chat as they engage in a global discussion on gender based violence. (NOTE: This is a non-moderated, audience-centered event. Please engage respectfully.)
November 26, 2014 | 16 Days, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Africa, Human Rights, Middle East, Stop Violence Against Women, Morocco
Coinciding with the launch of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, on November 25, 2014, WLP/Morocco-Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) directed the following open letter to the Moroccan Prime Minister to express their concerns over the Moroccan government’s “foot dragging” over pending anti-violence against women (VAW) initiatives and legislation that would protect Moroccan women.
November 14, 2014 | 16 Days, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Coalition of the Feminist Spring for Democracy and Equality, Human Rights, Legislation, Middle East, Press, protest, Spring of Dignity Coalition, Stop Violence Against Women, World Human Rights Forum, Morocco
Rabat - On November 5, 2014, the Spring of Dignity Coalition, a joint women’s rights initiative of several progressive Moroccan organizations including WLP Morocco/L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), called a press conference to issue a statement regarding the continued stalling of anti-violence against women (VAW) legislation, and to announce their intention to hold a protest march on that issue in December 2014.
S:SSO to Sakai