The development goal of the project is to strengthen democratic governance, and to promote and protect women's human rights in the Western Balkans by advancing the implementation of UNSCR 1325. The project aims at achieving this result through: i) strengthening the capacity of
United Nations, regional, international, and national security actors (as duty bearers for fulfillment of women's human rights) to integrate gender perspectives within their institutions and agendas (Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and sub-regionally); and ii) supporting women
as rights holders to claim their rights to participation in peace negotiations and peace-building processes, and to influence the agenda of security actors (Serbia, Kosovo, BiH, and subregionally). Currently UNIFEM is implementing Women Building Peace and Human Security in the Western Balkans: Implementing SCR 1325 – Phase II (2008 – 2011), which encompasses two broad components: gender-sensitive security sector reform, and women's engagement in peace-building and policy-making processes.