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10 points on 10 years of UNSCR 1325 in Europe

2010 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

The European Women’s Lobby is happy to support the paper ’10 points on 10 years UNSCR 1325 in Europe’. This paper outlines civil society’s views on the current state of implementation of Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 and related women, peace and security commitments in Europe and includes 10 suggestions for further progress. Europe is a front-runner when it comes to efforts to implement SCR 1325 et al. That said there is a gap between European policy and practice. The 10th anniversary of SCR 1325 should mark the start of a reinvigorated agenda for the implementation of 1325. In the attached document 10 suggestions to further implementation of WPS commitments in Europe.

The paper has benefited from worldwide consultation. Over 60 organisations and networks explicitly align themselves with its recommendations (see final page). For more information, please contact Sanne Tielemans, coordinator of the EPLO working group on Gender Peace and Security. Also, would your organisation or network be interested in signing, please contact her.

Global Open Day for Women and Peace

In more than 20 countries, the Global Open Day is helping to kick off preparations for the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. A set of recommendations from the event will go to the UN Security Council before it meets in October to debate the resolution’s track record and future implementation. More information on the Global Open Days here, here and here.

Petition ’Make Women Count for Peace’

The petition drive is part of a larger advocacy work that UNIFEM and partners are undertaking in advancing women’ security and rights in conflict and post conflict countries. Signatures collected would make a powerful statement to the UN Security Council when it meets in October this year to discuss next steps.

Add your name to this petitionand ask your government to support three steps to implement Security Council resolution 1325:

  • Prosecute those who command and/or commit sexual violence and exclude them from armies and police forces after conflict.
  • Ensure that women participate in peace negotiations and all post-conflict decision-making institutions.
  • Increase the number of women in troops, police forces and civilians within international peacekeeping efforts.

We encourage you to use the attached document which details the strategy behind the petition drive, contains key messages and outreach materials that you can use/adapt to raise awareness on 1325.

UN Secretary General report on the role of indicators to monitor the implementation of 1325

Please read below the UN Secretary General report of April 2010. The UN Security Council has committed on 27 April to take action on a comprehensive set of indicators on the implementation of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security by the resolution’s 10th anniversary in October 2010. These indicators address the impact of war on women and stress the importance of women’s involvement in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

In his report, the UN Secretary-General recommends a global set of indicators on the implementation of resolution 1325 in four key areas: women’s participation in all aspects of conflict prevention and peace-making; prevention of violence against women; protection of women’s rights during and after conflict; and women’s needs in relief and recovery. The indicators were produced by 14 UN entities under the leadership of the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues. UNIFEM was assigned the technical lead role, and the indicators were developed in close consultation with Member States and women’s civil society groups from around the world.

Download 10 points on 10 years of UNSCR 1325 in Europe:

10 points on 10 years scr 1325 final version 1

Dowload Women Peace & Security UNSCR 1325 Indicators for Monitoring Implementation:

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