Delayed progress on Women’s Participation

As the world marks 15 years of the UNSCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the UN United Nations Security Council held an Open Debate and a High-level Review Meeting to assess progress made at the global, regional and national levels and renew their commitments to the implementation of the resolution.

Coinciding with the review was the launch of the global study report entitled “Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council resolution 1325, commissioned by the UN Secretary-General in preparation for the 15th anniversary review. The report brings together research, which undeniably demonstrates that women’s empowerment and gender equality contribute to the conclusion of peace talks and sustainable peace, accelerating economic recovery, strengthening.

Isis-WICCE Executive Director is honoured to be a member of the High-Level Advisory Group on the global study. During the launch of the report, UNWomen Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, while sharing the highlights of the study stressed that ‘the greatest and most under-utilized tool we have for successfully building peace is the meaningful inclusion of women’. She further noted that the study found that women’s

In the spirit of renewing commitments and improving on the  implementation of the resolution 1325, the Security council Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2242 (2015). Through the resolution, the Council decided to integrate women, peace and security concerns across all country-specific situations on its agenda. It expressed its intention to dedicate consultations to the topic of women, peace and security implementation; convene meetings of relevant Council experts as part of an informal experts group on women, peace and security, and invite civil society to brief during its country-specific considerations.

With this commitment, we hope to see increased meaningful participation and integration of women in peace processes for sustainable peace.