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Women, peace and security: NATO’s implementation of UNSCR 1325

Women, peace and security: NATO’s implementation of UNSCR 1325

NATO and its partners are taking action to support implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, which was adopted in October 2000. UNSCR 1325 recognises the disproportionate impact that war and conflicts have on women and children, and highlights the fact that women have been historically left out of peace processes and stabilisation efforts. They call for full and equal participation of women at all levels in issues ranging from early conflict prevention to post-conflict reconstruction, peace and security. UNSCR 1325 was later followed by six additional Resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106 and 2122). Together, they frame the women, peace and security agenda.

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Generals act up for women

20 Mar. 2014

In the fight for equality, SHAPE puts on the performance of a lifetime. ''Seven'' is performed by high-ranking military personnel who take on the task of playing the parts of women militating against gender-based discrimination.

  • Play audio Generals act up for women

    20 Mar. 2014

    In the fight for equality, SHAPE puts on the performance of a lifetime. ''Seven'' is performed by high-ranking military personnel who take on the task of playing the parts of women militating against gender-based discrimination.

  • Play audio Promoting gender awareness in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    31 Oct. 2013

    Bosnia and Herzegovina is still dealing with the trauma of wartime violence against women. We talk to two women who are working to promote gender equality and awareness within the country's security institutions and society at large.

  • Play audio Afghan actress refuses to quit despite attack

    08 Mar. 2013

    Sonia Sarwari talks about her struggle as a prominent Afghan female actress trying to provide for her family.

  • Play audio Croatian woman breaks cultural barriers

    07 Mar. 2013

    Major Vlasta Zekulic trains Afghan military police students on military investigation. She is not afraid of being discriminated against because she is a woman.

  • Play audio From refugee to rap star

    06 Mar. 2013

    In a country where attitudes towards female performers are, in some quarters, notoriously conservative, rapper Soosan Firooz’s rise from refugee to celebrity has been all the more challenging, and dangerous. 

  • Play audio Mari Skåre’s message for International Women’s Day 2013

    06 Mar. 2013

Publications

The Building Integrity Programme and Gender 07 Mar. 2014 Both Building Integrity and NATO’s support for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, launched in 2007, are cross-cutting and require an innovative and flexible approach. They contribute to NATO’s crisis prevention and conflict management resolution. The two initiatives have developed a close synergy, trading best practice and sharing expertise. 
Women, Peace and Security 22 Sep. 2010 War and conflict often affect women and children more than men. Recognizing the important role women play in building peace, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on 31 October 2000. The Resolution called for an end to the historic inequality of male and female participation in resolving conflicts. This Briefing examines how NATO is working to protect women and children in its areas of operations and to increase the participation of women at every level to prevent future conflicts.  

NATO Review

Women: paying the price of conflict? 07 Mar. 2013 It is mainly men who wage war. And it is mainly women (and children) who suffer from it. These undeniable facts have led the international community to try to tackle some of the key issues leading to this situation: from fighting gender violence to promoting female role models. But, as this edition sets out, the case for more effort remains compelling. 
Women in security: a work in progress? 04 Apr. 2013 What more needs to be done to better integrate women in security? And how can men help? We ask some women who know the difficulties what they would change and how they think this could impact the wider world. 
Women in security: climbing a very long ladder 07 Mar. 2013 What's it like to be a young woman rising up the ranks of the security world? We asked Ioanna Zyga, who has worked at both NATO headquarters and the European Parliament about her experiences - and whether she sees it as still a male-dominated world. 
View from the top 07 Mar. 2013 Lena Olving is COO for defence and security company Saab. She has also been voted Sweden's most powerful businesswoman. What advice does she have for women who want to make it in security? 
Women in security: personal stories 07 Mar. 2013 We ask women how they got interested in security issues, whether they've been victims of stereotyping and what personal experiences have struck them. 
Women's fight in pictures 07 Mar. 2013 Women's fight for better treatment starts early. From lack of education, to gender violence through to being responsible for the next generation, this photostory sets out some of the challenges the world's women face. 
Women on the frontline 07 Mar. 2013 If you have ever doubted that women suffer most from conflict, this short video will show you some figures that may make you think again. 
Women and conflict : a frontline issue? - NATO Review, Ed. 5, 2010 01 Oct. 2010 At a recent event, Patrick Cammaert, Dutch Major General (retired) said: 'It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflicts'. Woman are, through no fault of their own, on the frontline of many conflicts. They suffer disproportionately (along with children) from the effects of conflict. So we ask, 10 years on from moves to improve women's fortunes, has anything really changed? 

Last updated: 27-Jun-2014 15:48