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UNSCR 1325 and female ex-combatants: Case study of the Maoist women of Nepal

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The situation of women combatants and the roles they can play in conflict transformation and peacebuilding is an area which has received minimal attention in the women, peace and security agenda over the past 15 years. This case study of the Maoist women combatants in conflict and post conflict Nepal seeks to document and analyze their realities within the contrasting narratives of victimhood and agency. More

Unsettling bargains? Power-sharing and the inclusion of women in peace negotiations

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The report draws on a new dataset from the Peace Agreement Access tool PA-X together with gender quota data from the Quota Project (www.quotaproject.org). This report responds to what the author suggests is an urgent need to develop clearer conceptual thinking on the relationship of women’s equality to power-sharing in the peace and security field. It also responds to a need to work towards more systematic empirical evaluation of the relationship. More

The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers: The need for comprehensive reparations for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reparations for conflict-related sexual violence remain a pressing issue in many parts of the world. The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers brings the voices of survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo to the foreground, and proposes measures for the development of comprehensive reparations for survivors. More

Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Radicalization has become a growing concern in Jordan, which remains stable amidst regional tensions, but is not immune to radicalization threats. Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan examines the gendered dimensions of radicalization and sheds light on women's and men's perceptions of extremism and its risks and causes in Jordan. This research will inform the development of Jordan's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More

Indigenous women and the women, peace and security agenda

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Indigenous women have made remarkable contributions to the women, peace and security agenda, and have pioneered innovative approaches to conflict prevention and justice. Indigenous women’s experiences of intersectional discrimination, on the basis of their gender identity and minority status, also provide unique perspectives on conflict. These perspectives are a critical resource in our shared effort to build a more peaceful and inclusive world. More

Guidance note of the United Nations Secretary-General: Reparations for conflict‐related sexual violence

Sunday, June 1, 2014

This note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence, including activities to advocate for and/or support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of reparation programmes and initiatives directed at victims of conflict-related sexual violence. The note is intended to complement other relevant UN tools and guidance notes, in particular the notes on the UN approach to rule of law assistance and to transitional justice. More

Women and Natural Resources in Peacebuilding: Strengthening participation, improving protection and aiding empowerment

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace. More

UN Security Council resolution 2122 on women, peace and security (2013)

Friday, October 18, 2013

By unanimous vote, the Security Council adopted the present resolution which sets in place stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and puts the onus on the Security Council, the United Nations, regional organizations and Member States to dismantle the barriers, create the space, and provide seats at the table for women. More

Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in United Nations Peacekeeping activities in (MONUC/MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This evaluation report is a complementary report by UN Women to the evaluation of the UN Peacekeeping Activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo carried out in 2011-12 by the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). It provides an in-depth analysis of gender mainstreaming results in the Peacekeeping Mission. More

Gender-based Violence and Child Protection among Syrian Refugees in Jordan, with a Focus on Early Marriage

Monday, July 15, 2013

This publication is an inter-agency assessment of gender-based violence, including forced or early marriage, and child protection issues among Syrian refugees in host communities in Jordan. It consisted of a household survey, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews covering 11 out of 12 governorates in Jordan, targeting almost 80 per cent of the refugee population that is not residing in the camps. More

UN Security Council resolution 2106 on sexual violence in conflict (2013)

Monday, June 24, 2013

On 24 June 2013, the UN Security Council sent a strong signal to perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict that their crimes will not be tolerated, adopting a new resolution to strengthen efforts to end impunity for a scourge that affects not only large numbers of women and girls but also men and boys. More

UN strategic results framework on women, peace and security: 2011–2020

Friday, July 1, 2011

The strategic results framework provides a joint vision for action to advance implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and related resolutions on women and peace and security. More

Women and peace and security: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2010/498)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A set of indicators for use at the level to track implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). Published in the report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Women and Peace and Security 2010. More

Women’s participation in peacebuilding: Report of the Secretary-General (A/65/354–S/2010/466)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The report analyses the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations; identifies the challenges to women’s participation in preventing, resolving and recovering from conflict; and specifies national and international measures aimed at ensuring that women’s priorities are addressed, their right to full participation is realized, a gender perspective is applied to peacebuilding, and all public actions are consistent with States’international human rights obligations. More

Integrating a gender perspective into the work of the United Nations military in peacekeeping operations

Monday, March 1, 2010

The guidelines aim to support a more integrated response by military peacekeepers, other peacekeeping mission components, UN entities and nongovernmental organizations working to implement Security Council mandates on women, peace and security. More

Review of the sexual violence elements of the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the light of Security Council resolution 1820

Friday, January 1, 2010

The aim of this document is to identify the sexual violence elements of the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). It offers a comprehensive overview of the various ways that sexual violence in armed conflict can be interpreted and addressed under international law. More

State of the world population 2010: From conflict and crisis to renewal: Generations of change

Friday, January 1, 2010

The release of the 2010 edition of the State of World Population report coincides with the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325, which recognizes and seeks to address the vulnerability of women and girls to violence during and after armed conflict, and the absence or low level of women’s representation in efforts to prevent war, build peace and restore devastated societies. More

Women, War, Peace: The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-Building (Progress of the World’s Women 2002, Vol. 1)

Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Historically, the world has been silent about the situation of women in war, almost as silent as the women who remain on the sidelines during war or who are excluded from peace negotiations. In addition, women often lack the confidence and the knowledge needed to participate in peace building and reconstruction. More

UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women and peace and security (2000)

Tuesday, October 31, 2000

This landmark resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. More

Women2000: Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: United Nations Response

Wednesday, April 1, 1998

Many of the steps taken to address sexual violence against women during armed conflict have occurred within the framework of the United Nations. More

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