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“The Security Council

urges Member States to ensure

increased representation of women

at all decision-making levels in national,

regional and international institutions

and mechanisms for the prevention,

management, and

resolution of conflict.”

– UNSCR 1325, FIRST PARAGRAPH

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Analysis of the reform agenda for Swedish foreign aid

Analysis of the reform agenda for Swedish foreign aid

In December 2023, the Government presented the new reform agenda for Swedish foreign aid. With the key words ‘freedom, empowerment and sustainable growth’, a new direction for Swedish aid was introduced. The new direction marks a clear change from aid that has been...

EBA seminar on democratic backsliding – summary

EBA seminar on democratic backsliding – summary

The Expert Group on Aid Analysis (EBA) organised an interesting seminar: ‘Political Voices in Times of Democratic backsliding’, where three researchers presented their dissertations linked to the decline of democracy.  Adea Gafuri, Postdoctoral Researcher at the...

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Thank you and good bye

Thank you and good bye

This is my last blog for Operation 1325. Due to the worsening economic situation, it is time for me to say goodbye after almost a year and a half as director. Going forward, Operation 1325 will be run by an operational board with limited support from an employee for...

PUBLICATIONS ABOUT WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

PEACE PROCESSES: HOW DO THEY WORK AND HOW CAN WOMEN TAKE PLACE?

Our President Lena Sundh writes about peace processes in this article. The article is part of a broader overview of different peace processes in the world and is published in our member organisation Kvinnor för Fred’s own magazine. Read the article in Swedish below.

Artikeln: Fredsprocesser

Mahbouda Seraj och Jamila Omar: Missing The Target. Foto Kvinna till Kvinna, Sara Lu.

ABOUT OPERATION 1325

Here is a film we have produced to give those who are not familiar with Operation 1325 insight into who we are and what we do. We are very happy that our heroine Dr. Louise Olsson, senior researcher in the field of women, peace and security at the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo, participates with her expertise and solid knowledge!

This video has been produced with financial support from Sida through ForumCiv. Neither Sida nor ForumCiv has participated in the production of this video and is not responsible for the content or opinions expressed in it.

WOMEN’S ROLES IN PEACE PROCESSES AND SOCIETIES IN CONFLICT

 

Why is it important for women to participate in peace processes? Acting Permanent Secretary Charlotte Lind and Dr. Louise Olsson, a researcher on women, peace and security, answer this question in this film in Swedish.

This video has been produced with financial support from Sida through ForumCiv. Neither Sida nor ForumCiv has participated in the production of this video and is not responsible for the content or opinions expressed in it.

RESOLUTION 1325: A RESOLUTION FOR PEACE. RESOLUTION 1325: A RESOLUTION FOR PEACE.

RESOLUTION 1325: A RESOLUTION FOR PEACE

The book aims to make UNSCR 1325 accessible to civil society and genderpractitioners by making it simple to understand and exploring how it can be used practically.

A resolution for Peace

PEACE? RESOLUTION 1325 AN INTRODUCTION

PEACE? RESOLUTION 1325 AN INTRODUCTION

On October 31 2000, the UN Security Council adopted a historic and unique resolution on women, peace and security; UNSCR 1325 that stresses women’s active roles as peace agents. The aim of the resolution is to increase women’s participation in all activities that deal with conflict prevention, peace keeping, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction.

Information booklet Resolution 1325

KRIG DRABBAR ALLA - FRED MÅSTE BYGGAS GEMENSAMT

KRIG DRABBAR ALLA - FRED MÅSTE BYGGAS GEMENSAMT

With this booklet, Operation 1325 wants to inspire you to learn more about war and peace, and discuss why more women are needed in peace processes. In this booklet, you will meet some peace activists who are living examples of women standing up for and making their voices heard for war and peace despite resistance.
Read the booklet in Swedish below.

Krig drabbar alla – fred måste byggas gemensamt.

WOMEN’S ROLES IN PEACE PROCESSES AND SOCIETIES IN CONFLICT

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.

Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, CEDAW defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

Read more about CEDAW in this video. 

Om Resolution 1325. About Resolution 1325.

ABOUT RESOLUTION 1325

This is a quick guide to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the actions needed to achieve its objectives.

WHAT IS RESOLUTION 1325

WOMENS INCLUSION

Achieving gender equality is a goal in itself. But it is also crucial for us to
reach other goals, such as peace, security and sustainable development. This short publication brings up why women’s partinicpation in peace processes is important. 

Womens Participation in Peace Processes: Why it Matters

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Read here about the 9 other resolutions regarding the Women Peace Security agenda.

RECOMMENDATIONS

ADVOCACY REPORT

Operation 1325 has produced an advocacy report together with two of our Yemeni partner organisations. The report is aimed at Swedish policy makers and the international community and contains recommendations to increase women’s participation in a possible national peace process in Yemen.

Advocacy report

Rezoluta 1325: KONFERENCË KOMBËTARE. Konferes i Albanien.
Rezoluta 1325: KONFERENCË KOMBËTARE. Konferes i Albanien.
POLICYREKOMMENDATIONER TILL ATT MOTVERKA VÅLDSBEJAKANDE EXTREMISM

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

The following recommendations have been developed by women, aged 17-25, from different parts of Stockholm. Through their involvement in Motkraft, a project within Operation 1325, they were invited to a workshop with the Life & Peace Institute in October 2020.

Report below in Swedish.

Motkraft Policyrekommendationer

RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW SWEDEN CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION 1325 IN PALESTINE, JORDAN, ALBANIA, YEMEN, IRAQ, EGYPT, LIBYA, LEBANON, SYRIA AND TURKEY (2020).

In autumn 2020, Operation 1325, together with our partner organizations, will publish policy papers with recommendations on how Sweden can promote the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda in 10 different countries.

Read more in Swedish below.

Läs mer on Policyrekommendationer

Palestina 2020

NATIONAL ACTION PLANS - ANALYSES

Here we have collected the analyses we have made on different national action plans (NAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

Analyses NAP:s

 

WOMEN COUNT

Women Count are reports that analyse and evaluate the national implementation of UNSCR 1325. Read our women count reports below.

Women Count

 

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Read here about the 9 other resolutions regarding the Women Peace Security agenda.

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YOUNG WOMEN MEDIATORS HANDBOOK (2020)

YOUNG WOMEN MEDIATORS HANDBOOK (2020)

The Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy and Operation 1325 have published a handbook together based on the experiences of the Young Women Mediation School and the Board Trainee Program. We share stories, plans and good examples of intergenerational engagement.

Young Women Mediators Handbook

MEDIATION AND INFLUENCE INSIGHTS: VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES ON INFLUENCING PEACE PROCESSES (2017)

MEDIATION AND INFLUENCE INSIGHTS: VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES ON INFLUENCING PEACE PROCESSES (2017)

Operation 1325 wishes to support women insider mediators in their peace and conflict processes. We have collected views and insights on mediation processes in this small publication, for inspiration and for encouragement. It is a contribution towards more women peace-makers.

Mediation and Influence insights

Rezoluta 1325: KONFERENCË KOMBËTARE. Konferes i Albanien: Kvinnor skriver under med sina namn. Conference in Albania; Women writing their names.
Konferens i Stockholm
YOU MAKE THE DIFFRENCE - THE 1325 TOOLKIT (ENGELSKA OCH ARABISKA)

YOU MAKE THE DIFFRENCE - THE 1325 TOOLKIT (ENGLISH AND ARABIC)

The purpose of the 1325 TOOLKIT is to offer a simple and useful resource on how to contribute towards increasing women’s participation, protection and empowerment in conflict and post-conflict areas. A resource for international mission personell, national officials and security sector staff, NGO-workers and activists – or everyone who works for the reformation and improvement of the security sector. Since context and mandate might vary significantly, not all suggestions and examples presented in this booklet are relevant and useful for everybody in every given situation, but take your time and read with an open mind and let it be of guidance and inspiration to your own work and efforts.

The 1325 Toolkit – ENG

The 1325 Toolkit – ARA

MEDIA TOOLKIT: CREATING SPACE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS - PRACTICAL ADVICE

MEDIA TOOLKIT: CREATING SPACE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS - PRACTICAL ADVICE

The 1325 MEDIA TOOLKIT has been developed by Operation 1325 in partnership with Women’s Empowerment Organization in Iraqi Kurdistan (WEO), Women Media and Development in Palestine (TAM) and Media Association for Peace in Lebanon (MAP).

It is based on our joint experiences and lessons learned from years of working with advocacy and media strategies to increase women’s rights and the implementation of Resolution 1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Media Toolkit: Creating Space for Womens Rights

NAP NAVIGATOR

NAP NAVIGATOR

A practical guide to the process of developing a National Action Plan for UNSCR 1325 on women, peace, and security.

The NAP Navigator Toolkit is part of the NAP Navigator training concept for capacity building on national action plans on UNSCR 1325 and the women, peace, and security agenda.

NAP Navigator Toolkit

SÄKERHET PÅ MARKEN (2012)

SECURITY ON THE GROUND (2012)

This brochure offer those of you working with Security Sector Reform (SSR) issues in conflict and post-conflict areas simple and useful advice on how to contribute towards increasing women’s participation and strengthening the protection of women in these areas.

This advice rests on recommendations formulated by women activists with experience from Iraq, Sudan and Iraqi Kurdistan in cooperation with Swedish staff from SSR
missions in conflict areas.

Security on the ground

FREDSAGENT 1325. PEACE AGENT 1325.

FREDSAGENT 1325

Peace Agent 1325 is a handbook for training and empowerment to work with democracy, human rights, gender equality, conflict management, non-violence and peace. The aim is to provide knowledge, tools and inspiration for change – to prevent violence and war and to create a just, sustainable and peaceful development in the immediate neighbourhood and globally.

FREDSAGENT HANBOOK 1325_SWE

OPTIONS FOR ACTION

OPTIONS FOR ACTION

This quick guide gives you concrete examples of what you can do to contribute to the women, peace and security agenda.

Options For Action

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Read here about the 9 other resolutions regarding the Women Peace Security agenda.

publications with our networks

THE GAME CHANGER (2023)

THE GAME CHANGER (2023)

The world is facing several intertwined crises that are hindering progress and creating a backlash against human rights globally. The aftermath of the pandemic, growing hunger and poverty, the climate and nature crises and the rewinding of democratic progress are all factors with a particular negative bearing on gender equality. At this point in our history the need for bold, progressive leadership is absolutely crucial. A feminist foreign and development policy has the potential to make real change by addressing the root causes of inequalities, and the uneven power relations.

Behind this publication are sixteen Swedish civil society organisations coordinated within the CONCORD Sweden platform.

The Game Changer

KVINNOR I SVERIGE 2021 - EN GRANSKNING (2021). WOMEN IN SWEDEN 2021 - A REVIEW (2021).

WOMEN IN SWEDEN 2021 - A REVIEW (2021)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979. The purpose  of the Convention is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to realise women’s full human rights on equal terms with as men.  Sweden was the first country in the world to ratify the Convention in 1980.

In 2021, the Swedish government will be reviewed by the Un CEDAW Committee. The Swedish Women’s Lobby, together with the CEDAW network, has produced a shadow report to the government’s report. The report examines women’s living conditions and gender equality policy based on the 16 articles of CEDAW.

Several organisations and Operation 1325 are part of the CEDAW network and are behind this report.

(Only in Swedish language)

Kvinnor i Sverige 2021

Seminarium
HUR FEMINISTISK ÄR SVERIGES UTRIKESPOLITIK? (2017). HOW FEMINIST IS SWEDEN'S FOREIGN POLICY? (2017).

HOW FEMINIST IS SWEDEN'S FOREIGN POLICY? (2017)

In the post-corona recovery, we have a chance to build a more sustainable world than before. For the transition to be both inclusive and just, we need climate policies that recognise girls and women as actors. This review shows that both Swedish and international laws and frameworks fail to make the link between gender and climate. This also misses the opportunity to build a green and equal world.

Several organisations and Operation 1325 are members of CONCORD Sweden’s Gender Equality Working Group and have contributed to the development of the report and its recommendations in their respective areas of expertise.

Hur Feministisk är Sveriges utrikespolitik

FEMINIST POLICIES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE (2020).<br />
FEMINIST POLICIES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE (2020).

FEMINIST POLICIES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE (2020)

Sweden is the first country in the world to have an explicit ambition to pursue a feminist foreign policy, a policy that aims to strengthen the rights, representation and resources of all women and girls. When Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström launched the feminist foreign policy in 2014, it was a bold and important political statement.

Since then, we have seen several major setbacks for the rights of women, girls and LGBTI people around the world. In this report, 19 CONCORD member organisation come together to analyse implementation of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy over the past year. 

Feminist Policies Climate Justice

ISLANDS OF PEACE AND JUSTICE (2023).

ISLANDS OF PEACE AND JUSTICE (2023)

Members of the Working Group from different parts of the OSCE region and with different links to civil society organisations and networks have their say in this publication. They share material that they have exchanged with the group and that has sparked discussions.

The texts are a rich source of in-depth public reflection on peacebuilding and the defence of women’s rights as human rights. Some texts are extracts from a longer version or publication. Feel inspired to read more.

The women’s stories were created in direct contact with local activists on the ground and accompanied by international experts to reach and inform key actors with their messages.

Islands of peace and justice

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Read here about the 9 other resolutions regarding the Women Peace Security agenda.

SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP

Stödmedlemaskap: Fred | Supporting Membership: Peace

Information about supporting membership:

    • Supporting members is open for all individuals sharing the same values as Operation 1325.
    • Supporting members does not have voting right at the general assembly.
    • Supporting members pay a yearly fee of 100 SEK.

As a supporting member you will:

    • Support our work to enhance women’s rights in peace processes.
    • Get access to our updates, newsletters, projects and progress.
    • Receive exclusive invitations to our events, seminars and workshops where you have the opportunity to share your specific experiences.
    • Feel proud, being a part of a strong community fighting for change.

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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.