Women on Transatlantic Security

Authored by: Rebecca Gerome, Natasha L. Lamoreux, Rachel A. Posner, et al

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Transitional Justice
Region: No Region
Year: 2012
Citation: Gerome, Rebecca, Natasha L. Lamoreux, Rachel A. Posner, et al. Women on Transatlantic Security. Berlin:, 2012.

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Executive Summary

Limit Arms Exports to Reduce Violence Against Women
(Rebecca Gerome): The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women. Therefore, gender based violence needs to be central to international discussions on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and states must act to end impunity for armed vio- lence against women.

Resolution 1325: From Rhetoric to Action
(Natasha L. Lamoreux): The most expedient way to engage more women at all levels of transnational and transatlantic security ef- forts, as well as to ensure the safety and security of women in post-conflict, is to move Resolution 1325 from rhetoric to action by enacting a quota-system during conflict resolution processes.
Energy: NATO’s Tool for Success (
Rachel A. Posner): A collaborative, strategic approach to energy will provide NATO the means for success in Afghanistan. A NATO-wide energy initiative can fundamentally enhance mis- sion effectiveness at multiple levels, from overcoming enemy in- surgents to improving human development for local communities.
NATO’s Women
(Stefanie Babst): Although NATO and women are not two words that typically go together, the organization is taking a number of actions to increase the representation of women both in policy and on the ground. NATO is an active supporter of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.