Women in Peace and Security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325

Literature Review, Content Analysis of National Action Plans, and Implementation

Authored by: Barbara Miller, Milad Pournik, and Aisling Swaine

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, International Agreements, International Law, National Action Plans, UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2014
Citation: Miller, Barbara, Milad Pournik, and Aisling Swaine. "Women in Peace and Securitythrough United Nations Security Resolution 1325: Literature Review, Content Analysis of National Action Plans, and Implementation." Working Paper 13, Institute for Global and International Studies, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2014.

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Executive Summary

This Working Paper looks at the Women, Peace, and Security agenda as laid out in UNSCR 1325 and in six following Security Council Resolutions – UNSCR 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106 and 2122 – to assess progress in the past decade and a half since the adoption of UNSCR 1325 in 2000. We conducted an extensive desk study of the existing literature on UNSCR 1325, performed a detailed content analysis of 40 of the 42 existing 1325 NAPs, and offer an update on implementation of Women, Peace, and Security goals more broadly. The Working Paper addresses three main questions: What does the social science and related literature say about UNSCR 1325 since its adoption in 2000? What does content analysis of National Action Plans (NAPs) in support of UNSCR 1325 reveal about the effectiveness of such plans? What are examples of implementation of 1325 principles with and beyond 1325 NAPs?