Costing and Financing 1325 Estimating the Resources Needed to Implement Women, Peace and Security Resolutions at the National Level
“[P]ublic budgets are not mere financial and economic tools, but are the basic framework within which the model of socio-economic development is shaped, criteria of income redistribution are set and political aims are prioritized.” (European Parliament, 2003)
Implementing resolution 1325 requires the significant investment of resources. During this time of economic crisis and multiple states of emergency around the globe, however, funding for development, peace and gender equality is a limited good. Major challenges include not only identifying possible donors and reliable recipients but also gaining an overview of what funds are available. The question of how much is needed, how much is accessible and how much is missing to fully implement resolution 1325 is extremely hard to answer due not only to the complex nature of the topic of women, peace and security but also to the different expectations and objectives of the various institutions and sources already funding 1325 initiatives.
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