Some of the participants at the April 2017 Reclaim UN as a Peaceful Organisation Convening in Geneva (Photo: WILPF)

In less than one week, Women, Peace and Security will be part of all the discussions during the annual United Nations Security Council.

Eighteen years ago, the adoption of the resolution 1325, during the Security Council, has created a space for women’s perspectives and involvement in peace and security issues. Since then, WILPF has mobilised for feminist peace through the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and will continue to strengthen women’s participation.

The purpose of the resolution is to achieve sustainable peace by preventing and addressing systems of gendered power and violence.

Click on the image to read more about the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

How WILPF will take action during the anniversary

Ensuring women’s meaningful participation requires supporting local women’s root causes analysis and recommendations with impact! WILPF makes it real by hosting a delegation of women peace activists from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, Lebanon and Yemen, among others, during the anniversary. These brave women will call for action to overcome obstacles to women’s participation and strengthen conflict prevention including demilitarisation.

In addition, on 25 October 2018, in coalition with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, we will support a civil society statement at the open debate to amplify voices of local women for feminist peace.

Together with partners and members, WILPF will host and support a number of events on women’s meaningful participation in peace processes, the implementation of the resolution (UNSCR 1325), and other critical topics around feminist peace. Our upcoming activities include:

Want to come but are stuck with home or office commitments? Follow along via Facebook and Twitter (don’t forget to include the hashtags #UNSCR1325 and #MeaningfulParticipation); read our blog posts, which will be posted throughout the month; join the conversation, share our infographics and most importantly – raise your voice!!  


Follow WILPF’s monitoring of the UN Security Council’s Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Learn more about WILPF’s action around the 18th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325