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No-mans land Gaza

“We can only imagine how government ministers would give official statements saying that instead of investing in war, investments will be made to promote joint ventures of social welfare, education, environment and many more”. Heinrich Boell Foundation’s partner Itach Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice has been working to promote such a vision for the past years.  Adv. Anat Thon Ashkenazi analyses how UNSCR 1325 on Women Peace and Security is relevant to the current situation in Palestine and Israel. 


Women discussing peace and security

Sexual violence in armed conflicts must be combated and punished more forcefully. In unanimously adopting the new Resolution 2106 on 24 June 2013, the 15 members of the UN Security Council sent a clear signal to every national government that combating sexualised violence in conflicts must have absolute priority.


Two factors are glossed over in political and academic circles, namely the significance of women in terms of peace solutions and the role of gender relations in societies for the dynamics of crises and armed conflict. Both are, however, essential for a stable and sustainable peace policy. 

Security Council meeting on October 13th, 2015, the anniversary of UNSCR 1325

Since the adoption of UN resolution 1325 in 2000, numerous publications on aspects and implications concerning its implementation have been released. This synopsis provides an overview of the state of research up until 2009. 


Ute Scheub

On March 20, 2003, the U.S. War against Iraq began. Almost simultaneously, on March 28, 2003, the German Women´s Security Council was founded in Bonn.


In view of the 10th anniversary of SCR 1325 and on the initiative of EPLO (European Peacebuilding Liaison Office), civil society organisations from different EU countries developed  a 10-point position paper to implement SCR 1325 in Europe. Gitti Hentschel has contributed to this paper. Over 60 organisations, among them the Gunda Werner Institute and the Women's Security Council, explicitly align themselves with its recommendations.


UN Security Council Resolution 1325, of October 31, 2000, sent a significant message to many countries, including Israel

This groundbreaking resolution sent a significant message to many countries,including Israel. The principles of the decision, which emphasize representation of women in peace negotiations and increased protection of women and children against violence in conflict situations, were found to be very relevant to the Israeli society.

Young Women Talking into a Microphone

The contest was a great success. The Atlantic Community received more than one hundred articles on the Arab uprisings, UN resolution 1325, the role of women in conflict dynamics, the international arms trade, cultural diplomacy, Afghanistan, Iran and on climate change.

Number on stone: 1325

Presently, 37 countries have approved national action plans and numerous others are currently in the drafting phase. The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom has published a comprehensive and detailed overview.


Because each index showed that the neo-liberal globalization produced inequality, the global south decided to promote sustainable and independent development. Since then, girls are not excluded from school any more, minorities are not threatened and from the minimum wage can one live.

UN disarmament programm in Cote d´Ivoire

In the year 2030 the states of the world agree to abolish their national armies. Instead there will be a permanent UN troops, which secures the world peace. Washington’s ambassador raised minute-long ovations and the UN general secretary appreciates the convention as "a milestone in the history of civilization".

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Documentation of the international conference, October 28-30, 2010, of the Gunda Werner Institute in cooperation with the German Women's Security Council and PeaceWomen Across the Globe.

UN Resolutions for a Gender-Equitable Security Policy

The resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council shows a way how peace and security policy can become more gender-equitable. The resolutions 1820, 1888 and 1889 of the UN Security Council are also important steps against sexualized violence in wartime. Therefore the Gunda Werner Institute particularly campaigns for its implementation.

Knowledge Box

  • Roadmap to 1325 – a Project for Engendering the European Peace and Security Policy
    The talk by Gitti Hentschel at the conference 'Women: From Target Group To Stakeholders In Peace And Security', 6./7.11.2007 in Brussels. [» PDF]
  • Churches for UN 1325
    In 2007 The Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO) and Kerk in Actie organised  a conference entitled "Women: From Target Groups to Stakeholders" in Brussels.  The aim was to increase support and networking in order to put into practice UN-Resolution 1325. [» PDF]
  • Women, Peace and Security: from Resolution to Action - Ten Years of Security Council Resolution 1325
    This publication summarizes the proceedings of the seminar of the same title, held in Geneva on 15 September 2010 more»
  • Windhoek Declaration Namibia's actionplan „On Mainstreaming. A Gender Perspective in Multidimensional Peace Support Operations“  [» PDF]
  • Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 in Serbia
    Women in Black Serbia provides all the Informations about the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 in Serbia on their website. more»
  • Results of the 55th UN Commission of Status of Women concerning gender, peace and security
    Composed by peacewomen.org more»
  • Towards a Typology of Wartime Rape
    The Typology in "Bonn International Center for Conversion - brief 43" was designed on the basis of a definition of wartime, which includes a myriad of war dynamics that surround and influence the perpetration of rape, and which can be organized into the following ‘themes’: type of conflict in which wartime rape occurs, characteristics of the armed group, motivations for the rape, characteristics of the rapist, characteristics of the raped person, and characteristics of the rape. more»
  • Women, Peace and Security Handbook
    Divided into thirteen thematic chapters, the handbook is a reference guide for both progress made and action to be taken on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The analysis assesses the consistency with which Council resolutions reflect the language and intent of SCR 1325. Good practice extracts from resolutions are presented and critical recommendations are made. more»
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