Power to Women in Peace Processes

Women's Organisations Cooperating in Realising Resolution 1325

Zeynep Almedar, Charlotte Lind, Pernilla Stålhammar, Nuray Özbay och Gülseren Onanc
FOTO: Melissa Lennartsson

Turkish studyvisit

During five intensive days, Operation 1325 had the pleasure of hosting three women's rights promoters from Turkey. Our guests had a staggered schedule, ranging from seminars at the Human Rights Fair in Jönköping to meetings at the Foreign Ministry and the Parliament.

Although the human rights situation in Turkey is currently very severe, the delegation were keen to exchange their experiences of women, peace and security with both municipal representatives and decision makers at the highest level. During a meeting with Pernilla Stålhammar (MP), Member of Parliament and Spokesman for Foreign, Development and Security Policy, possible future cooperation between Turkish and Swedish actors was discussed.

Operation 1325 is managing a project in Turkey with the aim of supporting a future national action plan for resolution 1325. Between the Turkish women is a common will to contribute to one such, which is a sign that the Turkish women's movement has the capacity to carry women's rights forward, even though there are currently certain limits to putting it into practice.

All three agreed that the Swedish visit was both rewarding and inspiring. It appears that contact will be established with Swedish political representatives in the coming year, whilst new potential collaborations with organizations and platforms acting for women's rights at the same time are being investigated.