About Us

Operation 1325

Operation 1325 is a Swedish civil society organisation working for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, in Sweden and in partnership with women’s and peace organisations around the world.

Founded by a number of Swedish women’s and peace organisations in 2006, it yet today serves as an umbrella organisation advocating for the implementation of Resolution 1325 together with its partner organisations. We are a network that together creates a more prominent base to work of off. Our purpose is to inform, lobby and capacity-build in relation to the agenda of women, peace and security. We work across generations in various forms.

Together with women from many countries we join efforts in tracking progress regarding resolution 1325 in Sweden, the EU, and the UN. Operation 1325 base policy recommendations on experiences, knowledge, and needs of the women that are affected by the decisions made.

MEMBER ORGANISATIONS

BOARD MEMBERS

SECRETARIAT

SENIOR COUNCIL

NETWORK

OUR DONORS

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

Our History: From RESOLUTION to OPERATION

 

In 2000, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security adopted and recognized for the first time that women’s full participation in conflict management is a matter of international peace and security. The resolution was the result of many years of civil society organization’s lobbying and advocacy work that ultimately paid off.

The historic resolution led a number of Swedish women and peace organisations to gather in 2003 to discuss how they could work together to implement the resolution and become a reality. In 2006, the umbrella organisation Operation 1325 was registered as a result.

Since 2006, Operation 1325 has worked nationally and internationally to influence those in power and civil society to take Resolution 1325 into greater consideration. Women’s perspective on security must permeate all Swedish peace-building work, not least diplomatic relations, development cooperation, and military and civilian efforts.

Member Organisations

Operation 1325 is an umbrella organisation consisting of the following member organisations:

KVINNOR FÖR FRED

Kvinnor för Fred, KFF, was established in 1978 and is an organisation working with peace based on women’s own conditions.

KVINNORKAN

KvinnorKan is a non-profit organisation that works for equal rights for women and men. 

SVENSKA KVINNORS VÄNSTERFÖRBUND

SVENSKA KVINNORS VÄNSTERFÖRBUND

Svenska Kvinnors Vänsterförbund, SKV, is not tied to any political party, but is a feminist and pacifist women’s association.

SVERIGES EKUMENISKA KVINNORÅD

Sveriges Ekumeniska Kvinnoråd, SEK, is a non-profit organisation existing since 1959. It is a forum for Christian women in Sweden.

SVERIGES KVINNLIGA LÄKARES FÖRENING

Kvinnliga Läkares Förening, KLF, was inspired by Women’s doctor committee, which was created in 1916 by Karolina Widerstrom who was Sweden’s first female doctor.

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BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT– LENA SUNDH

Lena Sundh became the chairperson of Operation 1325 in 2021. She has extensive international experience in peace, security, and development.

VICE PRESIDENT– AASE SMEDLER

Aase is an economist and development specialist with many years of experience in the United Nations.

TREASURER – ANKI WETTERHALL

Anki is retired, and board member of the OSCE network in addition to Operation 1325.

ANNIKA SCHABBAUER

Annika is an actively involved choir singer and gardener with friends and colleagues in many parts of the world. She has previously worked with Operation 1325 and with organisations and authorities for peace, development and gender equality.

CECILIA RALFE STELANDER

Peace is central to ecumenism, and women are often the most vulnerable in times of war and other forms of violence.

EMELIE HULTÉN

Emelie holds a master’s degree in Gender Studier and International Relations from University College Dublin, where she studied courses related to women, peace and security. In her everyday life, Emelie currently works as a research assistant at Stockholm University.

KARIN BECKAMN

Karin is involved in the Swedish Women’s Left Alliance. Resolution 1325 work is important, working for conditions, opportunities and cooperation across borders for women are things that Karin finds interesting and uplifting to follow.

LENA ANGVIKEN

Lena has had a longstanding interest in women and peace issues, demonstrated through her involvement in Kvinnor För Fred (Women for Peace).

ALTERNATE MEMBER - JOHANNA BERZELL

Johanna has always had a keen interest in women’s rights and peace work. Through her bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, she delved into the importance of women’s influence in peace processes and conflict resolution, which led her to take notice of Operation 1325.

ALTERNATE MEMBER - MARIA SANDBERG LOA

Maria is a member of the organisation Svenska Kvinnors Vänsterförbund (Swedish Women’s Left Association), which is one of the organisations that founded Operation 1325.

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secretariat

ANETTE UDDQVIST - DIRECTOR

Anette has ten years of experience of international humanitarian work, mainly working within conflict contexts in Afghanistan, Yemen and South Sudan where she has been involved with both technical and operational coordination.

GRACE T. ERIKSSON - VOLUNTEER

Grace is currently working on a complete renovation of our website, to make it more up-to-date, user-friendly and visually appealing.

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The senior council

The senior council was founded in 2019 as an expert council to the organisation’s board. By establishing a discussion forum for women with long experience of work and commitment in women, peace and security, Operation 1325 wants to develop the organisation’s strategic future and external analysis.

The senior council consists of Anita Klum, Ann Svensén, Birgitta Holst Alani, Eva Zetterberg, Gunnel Bemerfeldt, Ingela Mårtensson and Maria Luisa Bartolomei.

NETWORK WE ARE IN

COLOMBIAGRUPPEN

Network working for peace and human rights in Colombia.

CONCORD SVERIGE

Non-profit organisation and platform working for a fair and sustainable world.

FORUMCIV

Aid organisation and Sweden’s largest platform for civil society.

MR-NÄTVERKET

Network for human rights.

OSCE-CSP GENDER GROUP

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – Civil Society Platform

OSSE-NÄTVERKET

OSSE-NÄTVERKET

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

SVERIGES KVINNOORGANISATIONER | THE SWEDISH WOMEN’S LOBBY

SKO

An umbrella organisation for the Swedish women’s movement.

SOLIDARITETSHUSET

Economic Association for Solidaritetshuset.

2250-NÄTVERKET

Network for UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

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OUR DONORS

FORUMCIV

Aid organisation and Sweden’s largest platform for civil society.

THE SWEDISH GENDER EQUALITY AGENCY

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Om Oss | Miljöpolicy. About Us | Environmental Policy.

Environmental Policy

Operation 1325 aims to contribute to sustainable development and to protect our planet.

Our goal is for our activities to be characterized by awareness of environmental impact. Therefore, we have developed an environmental policy for our office, events, and transportation, to actively work to reduce our environmental impact and promote a more sustainable world.

OFFICE

All information is primarily read on screens to minimize printing. Only necessary printouts are made, as far as possible double-sided and in black and white to minimize resource usage.

Printed materials are distributed digitally/electronically to reduce paper consumption and deforestation.

Sorting waste, including collecting recyclables cans and bottles, is part of our daily work to facilitate recycling and preserve our resources.

All lights are turned off at the end of the workday. Technical equipment is turned off, and temperatures are lowered during holidays to reduce energy consumption and decrease our environmental impact from energy production.

The office uses LED lights to promote sustainable lighting

By donating and selling office equipment, books, and other materials that may be useful to others, we strive to reduce waste and promote a circular economy.

EVENTS

Ecological products are purchased to the greatest extent possible for events, both for beverages and food. The use of ecological goods has several benefits, including the preservation and increase the planets biodiversity. Production of ecological goods avoid dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to both humans and animals, as well as waterways and ecosystems

All food served at events is vegetarian. This decision is made to reduce climate impact, as vegetarian meal generally has significantly less climate impact than a meat-based meal.

Porcelain and glass are used instead of disposable items at events to reduce waste and environmental impact. By choosing reusable alternatives, we reduce our use of disposable products and contribute to a more sustainable use of resources.

TRANSPORTATION

Public transportation or carpooling is prioritised for work-related travel to reduce environmental impact. Preferred options include cycling, trains, and buses. By cycling or using public transportation, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions and alleviate traffic congestion on roads.

Employees are encouraged to work from home at least one day a week to reduce the need for travel to the workplace. The aim is to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decrease air pollution, and promote sustainable cities.

To promote cycling to the workplace, the office provides showers and changing rooms for employees to reduce emissions and air pollution from transportation.

Operation 1325 | Om Oss: Miljöpolicy. Operation 1325 | About Us: Environmental Policy.

governing documents

 

The organisation Operation 1325 is guided by three key documents. These are the statute, the annual report, and the operational plan for the current year. While the annual report describes the past year, the operational plan lays out the coming year and the intended objectives and projects. You can find the documents for the relevant years below.

OPERATION 1325 WAS FOUNDED IN 2003 AS AN UMBRELLA ORGANISATION COMPOSED OF SWEDISH PEACE AND WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS.

Operation 1325 operates in partnership with peace and women's organisations from across the globe to make United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, a reality.