Women Wage Peace

Promoting UNSCR 1325

Women, Peace and Security

Promoting UNSCR 1325

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (S/RES/1325), on women, peace, and security, was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 31 October 2000. The resolution acknowledged the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls. It calls for the adoption of a gender perspective to consider the special needs of women and girls during conflict, repatriation and resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration, and post-conflict reconstruction.

Resolution 1325 was the first formal and legal document from the Security Council that required parties in a conflict to prevent violations of women’s rights, to support women’s participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction, and to protect women and girls from wartime sexual violence. It was also the first resolution to specifically mention the impact of conflict on women. The resolution has since become an organizing framework for the women, peace, and security agenda, which focuses on advancing the components of Resolution 1325.

WWP long ago adapted this call and acts relentlessly for equal inclusion of Israeli women in politics, in parliament, in security-related decisions and in peace negotiations. The dedicated 1325 team of WWP is working with different public bodies on various levels throughout Israel, from the local authorities to the country-wide political parties of the full political spectrum. The 1325 team also cooperates closely with the government relations team. The realization of 1325 in the national election system is an important step towards a regional peace settlement.

The 1325 team is working in collaboration with the Palestinian sister movement Women of the Sun (WOS) to map their requirements and to coordinate expectations with our sister movement in the Palestinian territories.