UNSCR 1325 women as equal partners peace and security

GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA LEADS THE WAY WITH UNSCR 1325 SURVEY AND REPORT ON THE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN EQUALLY IN PEACE AND SECURITY.

Man Up Campaign and Foutain ISOKO are conducting on a voluntary basis a survey of 1325 localization and implementation in 3 countries Burundi, DRC and Rwanda. Local NGOs are volunteering recourses for the first pass of these surveys. The report intended to be present and then scaled toward the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October 2020.

Background:

UNSCR 1325

The Security Council adopted the resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. Resolution 1325 urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to the conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict. The resolution provides a number of important operational mandates, with implications for the Member States and the entities of the United Nations system.

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