Making Progress in the Peace Process:Including Women in Peace Negotiations and Bringing Sexual Violence to the Agenda

Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation

With the adoption of the Rome Statute of The International Criminal Court in 1998, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) used as a systematic weapon of war during armed conflict was firmly placed among the gravest human rights violations. With Resolution 1325, the UN Security Council acknowledged women's needs in armed conflict and women's role in peace and security. Resolution 1325 was complemented by UN Security Council Resolutions 1820 and 1888, which state that sexual violence used as a weapon of war is a threat to international peace and security, including developed monitoring and protection mechanisms in the UN system.

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Kvinna till Kvinna, Making Peace Progress, 2008