PeaceWomen Project

women for peace, peace for women – a project of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Linked on our blogs with WILPF.

  • … PeaceWomen is a project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). PeaceWomen is located in WILPF’s United Nations Office in New York City. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organization, the oldest women’s peace group in the world …
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Address: PeaceWomen Project, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, UN Office, 777 United Nations Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA;
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About 2/2: The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. 

PeaceWomen facilitates monitoring of the UN system, information sharing and the enabling of meaningful dialogue for positive impact on women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict environments.

PeaceWomen advances our mission by monitoring and advocating for the rapid and full implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, peace and security, Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and the subsequent Security Council resolutions 1820 (2008); 1888 (2009); and 1889 (2009).

PeaceWomen implements our mission by focusing on six core areas of action which are: monitoring the UN Security Council’s implementation of SCR1325; providing a comprehensive online information source on women, peace and security at www.peacewomen.org; monitoring the UN system’s implementation of SCR1325; advocating for the rapid and full implementation of SCR 1325 and related resolutions; managing the translation initiative and general outreach related to women, peace and security.

About 1325:

War and conflict involves tremendous suffering for all and for sustainable peace it is vital that the needs and concerns of everyone are taken into account. For the women’s peace movement, the women, peace and security agenda addresses the fundamental points that women and gender perspectives must be included in peace processes; their needs and concerns must be taken into account and the differential impact of conflict on women and men must be addressed. Women have been systematically targeted in conflict situations and are frequently excluded from decision-making opportunities in peace-process negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction.

The policy framework on women, peace and security extends from the international to the local level and from intergovernmental bodies such as the United Nations to national level governments. As the body responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security, it is vital that the Security Council addresses gender and women’s concerns in its policy-making. It does so through its resolutions on women, peace and security – SCRs 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889. These together form the framework for work on women, peace and security at the UN. They do not, however, comprise the entirety of the aspirational agenda for women, peace and security for the women’s peace movement and efforts are continually being made to drive this agenda forward.

The women, peace and security agenda is anchored in the principle that effective incorporation of gender perspectives and women’s rights can have a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of women, men, girls, and boys on the ground. Its linked and mutually reinforcing aspects (sometimes referred to as Pillars or the “3 Ps”) — protection, prevention and participation — are critical in respecting human rights and dignity and in tackling the root causes of conflict to create sustainable peace.

In response to persistent advocacy from civil society and recognition of the appalling situation for women in conflict, the United Nations Security Council (SC) has, beginning in 2000, adopted four resolutions on “Women, Peace and Security.” These resolutions are: Security Councils Resolution 1325; 1820; 1888; and 1889.

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