For the 12th anniversary of 1325, PeaceWomen launched the Second Edition of the ‘Women, Peace and Security Handbook,’ which examines the degree to which the Security Council has internalised the thematic agenda of women, peace and security in its geographic work over the past 12 years, specifically in the Council’s country-specific resolutions. The Second Edition builds upon the work of PeaceWomen's 2010 Handbook, which can be downloaded here.

Divided into twelve thematic chapters, the Second Edition of the Women, Peace and Security Handbook is a reference guide for both progress made and action to be taken on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The analysis assesses the consistency with which Council resolutions reflect the language and intent of SCR 1325. Good practice extracts from resolutions are presented and critical recommendations are made.This Handbook is a call to action and a sincere effort to enhance the implementation of the Women, peace and security agenda. The recommendations call for the incorporation of more comprehensive language on women and gender in future country-specific resolutions.


To view an extended online version of the Handbook, with further explanations and graphs, click here.

We are very pleased to announce that the launch of our new, expanded and revised Mobile Application on Women, Peace and Security is taking place on December 10 2013. The Security Council section of the app is based on this second edition of the Women, Peace and Security Handbook.