Women, Peace and Security: An Analysis of the National Action Plans Developed in Response to UN Security Council Resolution 1325

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February 13, 2014

Women, Peace and Security: An Analysis of the National Action Plans Developed in Response to UN Security Council Resolution 1325

This research analyzes the 11 national action plans that were adopted between June 2005 and October 2008 as a response to the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 1325. Resolution 1325, one of the most important UN resolutions  within the field of peace and security, was adopted unanimously on 31 October 2000.Thee resolution highlights the consequences of violent conflict on women and girls and the important role of women in peacebuilding and post-conflict processes. In 2002 and again in 2004, UN member states were invited to prepare national action plans in order to take strong steps towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325.
This study examines the similarities and differences in the plans and compares the points identified in the plans to the relevant points in UNSCR 1325.
Publication year: 
2009