The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Building on the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women), the resolution acknowledged for the first time the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace building, and the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

In recognition of the important work being done by women and men around the world progressing this work, WILPF established the WILPF 1325 Literature Repository, an online resource, hosted on

Overwhelmed by the interest, a final 25 papers have been selected as the first additions to the WILPF Literature Repository. These papers reflect the critical analysis of progress and the challenges in this area with work from UN agencies, academia, civil society and local grass-roots organizations representing such geographical regions as Australia, DRC, and Bosnia Herzegovina.