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U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325

In October 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1325 in recognition of the importance of including women in matters of peace and security. Its basic premise is that a just and lasting world peace cannot be achieved without the full and equal participation of women, especially since women are affected disproportionately by armed conflict, rape and domestic violence. Broadly applied, Resolution 1325 extends to all stages of peacebuilding, peacemaking, peacekeeping and conflict prevention.

The U.S. section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) has launched a multi-dimensional campaign to ensure that Resolution 1325 will not merely be used as a tool for making war safe for women, but will serve to advance the status of women everywhere and prevent future wars.

WAND is a co-sponsor of the campaign to advance Resolution 1325.

To read the paper in it's entirety, please see here: WILPF U S Statement on U S SCR 1325 NAP(2).

For more background information on UN SCR, check out this webinar presentation: Women, Peace and Security with WILPF 

 

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