WILPF 1325 Literature RepositoryWILPF 1325 Literature Repository

The  Civil Society Advisory Group published several key papers:

Recommendations from the Civil Society Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security on Events and Action to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325 (NGO)

Working Paper on Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding (NGO)

Working Paper on Advancing National Action Plans, Regional Action Plans, and Twinning on Women, Peace and Security (NGO)

Working Paper on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence against Women Displaced by Conflict (NGO)

In recognition of the important work being done by women and men around the world progressing this work, WILPF established the WILPF 1325 Literature Repository, an online resource, hosted on A final 25 papers have been selected for the WILPF Literature Repository. These papers reflect the critical analysis of progress and the challenges in this area with work from UN agencies, academia, civil society and local grass-roots organizations representing such geographical regions as Australia, DRC, and Bosnia Herzegovina.

Forward from Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, WILPF

Welcome to the WILPF Literature Repository, an online resource on Women, Peace and Security. Behind the adoption of the Security Council 1325 are 100 years and more of women working around the globe for sustainable peace. In 1915 some 1300 women from Europe and North America, came together in a Congress of Women to protest the killing and destruction of the war that raged in Europe. The women, who formed WILPF, issued 20 resolutions – to end the conflict, negotiate differences to reach peace, over time reduce conflict, prevent war and create sustainable peace through equality for all. These women, in a time when many still did not have the right to vote, called on neutral governments to press the belligerents to stop fighting and settle their differences through non-military negotiations. The women mobilized calling conferences of women to take place at the same time and same place as the 'conference of powers' that met at the end of the war to frame the terms of the peace settlement, and submit to the participating states their practical proposals to meet the conditions for a lasting peace. Such initiatives have continued throughout history, often smaller in scale but with the same demands and the same analysis, regardless of geography, culture or religion. The formal recognition of the Security Council of the importance of gender perspective in security policy has not translated into sufficient action over the last 10 years. Women around the world are still advocating and creating positive change through largely informal processes at their own initiative. It is predominantly civil society which has used SCR 1325 as a tool to  organize and take Action, to analyze and  make recommendations and demands, to try, yet again to insist that the participation of women, and the absolute requirement to address all forms of discrimination, is a fundamental part of Security.

Sharing the knowledge and wisdom of women increases understanding and the possibility of coherence in strategy. Women learn from each other and each others experience and move forward.

It is with this in mind that WILPF has launched the 1325 Literature Repository, and invite you to read through the research and stories and to add and contribute your own knowledge.

We hope that this will be a “living “ process so that we can constantly develop our knowledge, thinking and understanding of Peace and Security; and most importantly, find ways of making sure that our efforts have real outcomes and bring 1325 into life.

Thank you,
Madeleine Rees


2.2.1 TABLE ♀ UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace & Security ♀

Swaine, Aisling


Assessing the Potential of National Action Plans to Advance Implementation of Unites Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

Rule of Law, Justice & Security Unit, Conflict Prevention & Recovery Team

Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme

Concept Note: Strengthening Women's Security and Access to Justice, Implementing UNDP's Eight-Point Agenda for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Edwards, Alice


Displacement, Statelessness and Questions of Gender Equality under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

St-Pierre, Kristine


Enhancing the Protection of Civilians through Greater Participation of Women in Peace Operations



Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action: Women, Girls, Boys and Men: Different Needs--Equal Opportunities

Prosevski, Jelena


Gender Based Violence and Peacekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo


United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations Population Fund, World Food Programme

Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings Focusing on Prevention of and Response to Sexual Violence in Emergencies



Gender-Sensitivity and Gender-Blindness in Conflict Early Warning Systems – with a Case Study on the Niger Delta Region (Nigeria)

Porter, Elisabeth; Mundkur, Anuradha; Every, Danielle


Implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Asia-Pacific Region

Black, Renee


Internalizing Resolution 1325

Fontaine Carole R., Jila Kazerounian and Esmat Kargar Zadeh


Iranian Women at Risk in Iraq: 1325 and the Long Road to Non-Violence

Smith, Ellie


Justice Denied: The Experiences of 100 Torture-Surviving Women of Seeking Justice and Rehabilitation: Report Summary

Pittaway, Eileen Centre for Refugee Research Organization

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Leadership Training for Young Refugee Women


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Report on International Protection of Women and Girls in Displacement


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Report to the 45th Standing Committee Meeting on the International Protection of Women and Girls in Displacement


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Safe Schools and Learning Environment: How to Prevent and Respond to Violence in Refugee Schools

Black, Renee


Sexual Violence, Process Theories of Negotiations and The Evolution of Human Security


Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence

Stepping Up Ireland's Response to Women, Peace and Security: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

Sherker, Amanda

Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace, Inc.

The Role of Universal Human Commonalities in the Global Peace Movement



UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: Towards an Effective and Inclusive Irish National Action Plan


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls

Nagadya, Sarah and Michael Pierson


Voices from the Field: The Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hermoso, Jocelyn Clare R.


Weaving the Threads of Peace: Creating a Gender Evaluation Methodology for Women's Participation in Peacemaking



Women Building Peace and Fighting Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Areas: A Toolkit for Canadian Action on United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820

Shaw, Carole, Anuradha Mundkur and Meghan Cooper


Women Organising for an Australian National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325



Women Organising for an Australian National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325  (images by UNIFEM)

Women Organising for an Australian National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325                                       (Images by UNIFEM)


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