This October (2010) marks the 10th Anniversary of the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
The resolution, unanimously adopted during the Namibian presidency of the UN Security Council in 2000, calls for security institutions to acknowledge and address the particular impact of conflict on women, and engage and include women in conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peace building.
The occasion of the 10th Anniversary is not only a commemoration of the historic achievements that have been made - it also provides an invaluable opportunity to assess the effectiveness of implementation to date.
WILPF is therefore inviting submission of papers on a broad range of issues around the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325, as part of the Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action Geneva High-Level Consultation being held from 15-16 September 2010 in Geneva.
Papers can address gender/women in conflict or post-conflict; the implementation of SCR 1325; and/or women in the context of protection, conflict prevention and participation.
Content can be presented as analysis, critiques, good practice, lessons learnt, case studies and/or campaigns.
Papers can also be formatted as articles, case studies or toolkits. Word limit 10,000.
Deadline: 20 August 2010
Title of Paper:
Particular themes include (please note compulsory to highlight in submission):
• Early warning
• Political Participation
• Peace Keeping (including Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Gender Training)
• Civil Society Activities/Women Organising for Peace
• Human Rights (including Socio-Economic rights/development; Racial and Ethnic Discrimination; International and Regional Instruments and Mechanisms)
• Demobilisation, Disarmament, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration (DDRRR)
• Small Arms and Light Weapons
• Violence against women
• Humanitarian Assistance
• Health (including HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health)
• UN Implementation
• National Implementation (including NAPs)
All relevant registered papers will be published as part of a Literature Repository on http://www.peacewomen.org.
Further information is available:
Context As part of resolution 1325 celebrations, a high-level Ministerial debate is due to take place at the Security Council in New York in October. The debate will focus on reviewing the implementation of resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions, as well as examining ways to further enhance their impact.
To ensure input at this ministerial debate the European Union and Belgium (who will hold the Presidency from July 2010) have planned three events. These events in Brussels, Geneva and New York are focused around the three pillars of the resolution 1325: participation (Brussels), protection (Geneva) and prevention (New York).
Women, Peace and Security: From resolution to action, the Geneva Consultation will be held on the 15 and 16 September 2010 and will focus on protection. It is organized by the Belgium mission and the EU Delegation, in partnership with relevant UN agencies and NGOs. It will be coordinated by UNDP, UNHCR, with the support of UNITAR and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. The Conference will bring together representatives from EU Member States, UN organizations and NGOs, from humanitarian, human rights and security domains.