UN Resolutions

Can we avoid the next war in Gaza?

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. 

By Anat Thon-Ashkenazy

Context

Aspects of a sustainable peace and security policy with gender perspective

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. 

By Gitti Hentschel

Europe

10 Points on 10 Years Security Council Resolution 1325 in Europe

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 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

E-learning course by HREA: Women, Peace and Security more»

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]

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 September 15, 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 [» PDF

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. [» PDF]

Germany

The German Women´s Security Council

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.

By Dr. Ute Scheub

International

The Story of the Implementation of 1325 UN Security Council Resolution in 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.

By Anat Thon-Ashkenazy
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Documentation

Coping with Crises, Ending Armed Conflict

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.

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