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Women Peace and Security Handbook

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 internalized 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. This book builds on our monitoring work and is aimed at Security Council members.

Divided into twelve thematic chapters, the 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.