Power to Women in Peace Processes

Women's Organisations Cooperating in Realising Resolution 1325

Madres de la Candelaria, Medellin. Women protesting against dissappeared relatives in the drawn-out conflict in Colombia.
FOTO: Dani Lagartofernández


Resolution 1325 is a result of decades of dedicated work by peace- and women's organisations. Their efforts have increased awareness of how important it is to use a gender perspective to establish sustainable peace – in the Security Council, in the general UN-system, in the governments of member states and among other actors working in conflict areas.

To achieve real and lasting peace it is crucial for all member states to work in the spirit of the resolution.

Overview of the resolutionen:
§§ 1–4  The participation and influence of women

§§ 5–8  Gender perspective in all work concerning peace and security

§§ 9–12  Women´s rights in conflicts

§§13–18  The responsibility of the UN to map, follow up and report