The Anniversaries of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)

In October 2000, world leaders on peace and security adopted the historical Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), which for the first time recognised women’s important role in conflict prevention through post-conflict reconstruction.

Since then the Security Council meets annually to debate on Women, Peace and Security usually in October. Traditionally, civil society speakers are invited to brief the Council on issues experienced and addressed by women in the realm of peace and security. 

Every year WILPF leverages this space to transform gender power, stigmatise war, and strengthen movement building. 

Find the highlights from the past below and stay tuned for future updates. 


At the 18th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, WILPF will continue advocating for sustainable and feminist peace through strengthening support for conflict prevention and disarmament and ensuring women's meaningful participation and rootcause analysis are at the core of the UN peace work.

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At the 17th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, WILPF continued to work on strengthening conflict prevention and sustaining peace efforts through overcoming intransigent obstacles to women’s meaningful participation created by the war systems and ensuring women civil society’s meaningful participation on prevention, including through demilitarisation and disarmament for sustained peace.

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At the 16th anniversary of UNSCR 1315, WILPF worked with grassroots partners and international policymakers to call for concrete action, especially on key gap areas of conflict prevention, disarmament, and financing. We called for feminist action against militarised approaches that ensures accountability on commitments and action for meaningful accomplishments for women at the grassroots level.

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The Women, Peace and Security Programme led WILPF’s work in mobilising across the full month to build momentum for feminist foreign policy that goes beyond anniversaries and promotes local action for transformative change. In conversations that built momentum from week to week, WILPFers and partners repeatedly brought attention to the need to shift the gaze from the United Nations and governments to feminist grassroots peacebuilders – nonviolent women and men – as key to peace.

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WILPF hosted a delegation of women peace leaders from sections and partners in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Libya, Cameroon, Jordan, and Lebanon. Together, we built solidarity through sharing our experiences, engaged in advocacy and outreach, and took action to strengthen violence prevention, disarmament, and women's full and equal participation and rights.

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WILPF worked with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security and other key partners to strengthen commitments in the most recent WPS resolution, SCR 2122

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