On the 10th Anniversary of UN Resolution 1325: Coping with Crises, Ending Armed Conflict – Peace Promoting Strategies of Women and Men

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 20:00 to Friday, October 29, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Western Europe
Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy

To mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of UN-Resolution 1325 Women, Peace and Security the Gunda-Werner-Institut (GWI) in the Heinrich Böll Foundation, in cooperation with the German Womens Security Council, is hosting an international conference to evaluate critically the success of the Resolution and to develop perspectives for its future implementation.

The discussion of gender relations between women and men in regions of crisis and conflict lies at the core of the conference. In what ways are men and women participating in armed conflicts, and how do they contribute to their escalation? Under what conditions can UN Resolution 1325 be applied?

Lessons learned from countries like Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, Liberia and Serbia/Kosovo will be presented: How are the different life experiences and conditions of women and men in crisis and conflict impacting on their strategies? How can we halt gender dynamics that escalate conflicts?

Topics like militarised masculinity and sexualised violence, as well as the instrumentalisation of womens rights for armed intervention, will be discussed.

Sanam Anderlini, MIT Centre for International Studies, Cambridge, USA (tbc)
Rebecca Stubblefield, Medica Mondiale Liberia
Maha Abu Dayyeh, Jerusalem Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, Palestine
Soraya Sobhrang, Commissioner for Women's Rights at the Independent Afghan Human Rights Commission, Afghanistan
Kamila Faizyar, Women and Children Legal Research Foundation, Afghanistan
Carol Cohn, Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, USA
Barbara Lochbihler, Green Party, European Parliament, Brussels
Paul Higate, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Politics, University of Bristol, UK
Andreas Zumach, Journalist, Palais des Nations, Geneva

and others...


Due to limited seating capacity we kindly ask you to register for the conference as soon as possible, but no later than August 2, 2010, at:

On this site, you will also find the preliminary conference schedule. A separate email will be sent to you at the beginning of August with an updated programme and a request to register for individual conference workshops.

For information regarding session content: conference1325@boell.de
For information regarding organisation: gwi@boell.de

Contact at GWI:
Gitti Hentschel, Director Gunda-Werner-Institut,
T +49-30-285 34124, E hentschel@boell.de

Please note: Participants are advised that conference proceedings may be recorded by television networks or other individuals for public or private use.