In October 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1325- a turning point in understanding and recognizing the role of women and girls in addressing the issues of peace and security. Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 is the most comprehensive work to date on linking the issues of gender equality with peace and security and has been further substantiated through six additional Security Council resolutions, including SCRs 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), and 2122 (2013). The purpose of this course is to raise awareness about the importance of these UN SCRs; to build capacities for their implementation; and to promote their sustainable implementation at the regional and national levels. While informative for any student interested in the topic, the course was especially designed for people who work in the area of peace and security at the national or regional levels in Africa, and who require a practical tool to support and facilitate the implementation of the women, peace, and security agenda. The first three lessons focus more broadly on the UN’s role in promoting a peace and security agenda, including from a gender perspective, and the role of SCR 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions. Within this context, Lessons Four and Five highlight the challenges and priorities specific to the African region. Finally, Lesson 6 examines the role of both regional and subregional organizations in supporting national implementation of the resolution. This course was developed by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with the Peace Operations Training Institute. Six lessons.
Number of pages: 226 [English]
Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [06-05-14]