United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

Authored by: United Nations Security Council

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, International Agreements, International Law, National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2000
Citation: United Nations Security Council. Resolution 1325. S/RES/1325, October 31, 2000.

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The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. Resolution 1325 urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict. The resolution provides a number of important operational mandates,