Power to Women in Peace Processes

Women's Organisations Cooperating in Realising Resolution 1325

Nicole Bianchi will work with our conference "Security on the Ground", on Securiry Sector Refrom and UNSCR 1325.
FOTO: Adam Bianchi

Monitored how the UN works with women's influence

This autumn I will be working as a project assistant for the conference “Security on the Ground”. I have a bachelor in political science with a focus on gender and international relations.

I was previously an intern at one of Operation 1325:s member organisations, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The internship was divided in two parts, one with the Swedish section’s secretariat and the other with WILPF:s international project Peace Women in New York.

Intership at Peace Women

The Peace Women project is focused on the UNSCR 1325 and the following resolutions on women, peace and security. With Peace Women I got to monitor the United Nation’s work with implementing resolution 1325, as well as monitor the development of women, peace and security issues in West-, North and East Africa.

I also wrote a rapport with 1325 focus from the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). It was inspiring to meet women’s organisations from all over the world and to share their experiences including resolution 1325.

Local women meet peacekeeping personnel

It is going to be exciting to work with Operation 1325 and to continue my engagement in questions that consider women, peace and security. Working with the conference, it will be interesting to bring together women’s organisations with peacekeeping personnel, something I believe is important for the realization of resolution 1325 in the post-conflict work. 

Nicole Bianchi