UNSCR1325+17: WILPF Demands Action to Strengthen Feminist Peace

By Sandra Barron

WILPF International and a special delegation of women peace leaders from Syria, Yemen and Libya at the 16th Anniversary of UNSCR1325 (Photo: WILPF/Marina Kumskova).

In October 2000, in response to pioneering advocacy by women-led civil society, world leaders on peace and security adopted the historical United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325. For the first time, it recognised women’s important role in conflict prevention through post-conflict reconstruction. This year, the UN Security Council will hold the 17th Anniversary of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda under the presidency of France.

WILPF is planning on bringing an international delegation, including women activists from Colombia, Nigeria and Yemen to mobilise for Feminist Peace based on women’s meaningful participation and address the root causes of violence. We will also continue our monitoring and analysis with a focus on sustaining Feminist Peace.

As the Global Study on UNSCR 1325 recognised, civil society are critical contributors to the development and effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. As the April 2017 WILPF Geneva Conference on strengthening women’s meaningful participation at the UN found, overcoming longstanding obstacles to meaningful participation, including by strengthening information, access and accountability on follow-up is critical to move the WPS Agenda forward.

Stay tuned for more information about WILPF's engagement at the 17th Anniversary of UNSCR1325 here>>>

If you are interested in joining WILPF in New York, please reach out to Sandra Barron (sandra@peacewomen.org) for more information.