Getting It Right, Doing It Right: Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

Authors/editor(s): Sarah Douglas, Vanessa Farr, Felicity Hill, Wenny Kasuma

Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security is groundbreaking because of the breadth of its coverage - each paragraph relates to a sector of the international peace and security agenda of the Security Council, including peace negotiations, decision-making, refugee camps, mine-clearance and sanctions, in addition to disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR). The resolution is also groundbreaking because of the depth of the change that will be required for its implementation. "Getting It Right, Doing It Right" provides the insight; knowledge and tools that will allow policy makers and practitioners to achieve the objectives set out in resolution 1325.

During the post-conflict period, prevention of new violence depends on the willingness of armed groups to lay down their arms, disband military structures and return to civilian life. This publication calls on all participants and decision makers to consider the needs of women and girls in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration processes. Four years since the passage of resolution 1325, few would dispute that there is a gender deficit in DDR planning and delivery.

Built on the premise that women and girls' should be supported in their efforts towards rebuilding their societies, "Getting It Right, Doing It Right" contains practical advice on how programmers and planners can incorporate gender perspective into their work. The publication contains a set of lessons learned and recommendations, guidance and insights that will make disarmament, demobilization and reintegration more inclusive and, ultimately, successful.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Resource type: Best practices

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2010

Number of pages: 53

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)