Materials

UNIFEM Resources on Women, Peace and Security

UNIFEM Resources on Women, Peace and Security (2010). This collection of UNIFEM papers brings together a considerable body of analytical and advocacy work undertaken over the last five years, grounded in programming that has helped advance the women, peace and security agenda in policy and practice. It includes papers on gender issues in early warning, peace processes, peacekeeping, post-conflict planning and financing, and transitional justice. Together, the papers in this collection describe a range of ongoing efforts to strengthen the UN’s capacities to promote peace and prevent violence.

Women Count for Peace: The 2010 Open Days on Women, Peace and Security

Women Count for Peace: The 2010 Open Days on Women, Peace and Security (2010). This report provides an account of an extraordinary set of 25 meetings held in the summer of 2010 between women peace activists and senior United Nations leaders in conflict-affected countries. It details women’s perspectives on resolving conflict and building peace more effectively, identifies issues of common concern across different contexts — as well as areas of divergence — and makes proposals for improving international, regional and national efforts to protect women and promote peace.

Women and Peace and Security: Report of the Secretary-General (28 Sep 2010). This report provides an overview of progress in implementing resolution 1325 (2000). It includes (a) information on measures taken to improve the capacity of Member States to implement the resolution, including information on best practices; (b) an assessment of the processes by which the Security Council receives, analyses and takes action on information pertinent to resolution; (c) a review of the implementation and integration of the 2008–2009 System-wide Action Plan for implementing the resolution; and (d) an update and further development of the set of indicators contained in the report of the Secretary-General of 6 April 2010 (S/2010/173) as well as an outline of a programme of work detailing roles and responsibilities vis-à-vis the indicators within the United Nations system and a time frame to render the indicators operational.

Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding: Report of the Secretary-General (7 Sep 2010). This report analyses the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations; identifies the challenges to women’s participation in preventing, resolving and recovering from conflict; and specifies national and international measures aimed at ensuring that women’s priorities are addressed, their right to full participation is realized, a gender perspective is applied to peacebuilding, and all public actions are consistent with Member States’ international human rights obligations.

Women Building Peace and Preventing Sexual Violence in  Conflict-Affected Contexts: A Review of Community-Based Approaches

Women Building Peace and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict-Affected Contexts: A Review of Community-Based Approaches (2007). This study was developed to inform programming and advocacy in the areas of prevention of sexual and gender-based violence and women’s participation in peacebuilding. It focuses on specific thematic areas of good practice and highlights examples of women’s successful engagement in peacebuilding.

EC/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace

EC/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace (2007). This brochure introduces the EC/UN Partnership on Gender Equality for Development and Peace, a three-year programme that supports stronger action on gender equality and women’s empowerment in national development processes and in cooperation programmes supported by the EC. The partnership also includes a focus on effective implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325, adopted in 2000 to mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment in responses to conflict and post-conflict situations.

CEDAW and Security Council Resolution 1325: A Quick Guide

CEDAW and Security Council Resolution 1325: A Quick Guide (2006). This guide provides a basic introduction to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, and reviews their commonalities, synergies, and potential strategic uses, particularly in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.

Advancing Gender Equality – Using CEDAW and UN Security Council  Resolution 1325

Advancing Gender Equality – Using CEDAW and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2006). This training module is a tool to build the capacity and awareness of gender equality advocates in government and civil society in the Southern Caucasus to advocate for and support the implementation of the Convention on the Elmination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

Securing the Peace: Guiding the International Community towards  Women's Effective Participation throughout Peace Processes

Securing the Peace: Guiding the International Community towards Women’s Effective Participation throughout Peace Processes (2005). This publication provides concrete recommendations to support women’s effective participation at all stages of a peace process, promote gender-sensitive peace negotiations and agreements, and encourage the mainstreaming of a gender perspective throughout the implementation of peace accords.

Contributions to Peace Building in Colombia: Best Practices From a  Gender Perspective

Contributions to Peace Building in Colombia: Best Practices From a Gender Perspective (2005). This compilation of “best practices” and “lessons learned” in development initiatives is framed in the Peace and Security Programme in Colombia and in the UN Security Council’s resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The purpose of this publication is to highlight the differential impact of the conflict on women and women’s role in peace building.

Women, Peace and Security: UNIFEM Supporting Implementation of  Security Council Resolution 1325

Women, Peace and Security: UNIFEM Supporting Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2004). “Women, Peace and Security” brings together UNIFEM’s advocacy and action with the strength of women to redefine international frameworks and policies that will ensure that there is global commitment and realization of resolution 1325. Case studies from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States are highlighted to encourage hope for women worldwide.

Getting It Right, Doing It Right: Gender and Disarmament,  Demobilization and Reintegration

Getting It Right, Doing It Right: Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (2004). Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security is groundbreaking because of the breadth of its coverage and the depth of change that will be required for its implementation. “Getting It Right, Doing It Right” contains lessons learned and recommendations, guidance and insights that will make the efforts contained in resolution 1325 – disarmament, demobilization and reintegration – more inclusive and, ultimately, successful.

Women, War, Peace: The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the  Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-Building  (Progress of the World’s Women 2002, Vol. 1)

Women, War, Peace: The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-Building (2002). “Women, War and Peace” provides inspiring examples of women in embattled regions who have been able to overcome the odds and contribute to the safety and well-being of their communities. The authors tell the personal stories of women involved in these efforts.

Women at the Peace Table:  Making a Difference

Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference (2000). This book tells many inspiring stories of women who have actively negotiated peace amidst their countries’ conflicts. Encouraging readers throughout the world, “Women at the Peace Table” describes the obstacles faced by women who wanted to get involved in peace negotiations and the strategies they adopted.