This year marks the 15th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. In October 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted UN SCR 1325, which signaled a turning point in understanding and recognizing the role of women and girls in issues of peace and security. Subsequent resolutions, including UN SCRs 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), and 2122 (2013), further reaffirmed the Security Council’s commitment to women’s rights.
In continued support of these emblematic resolutions, the Peace Operations Training Institute and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have partnered together for the development and distribution of a unique e-learning opportunity.
The aim of this three-course suite is to raise awareness of the seven UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security in order to build capacities for their implementation and to promote sustainable practices and policies at the regional and national levels. Each course focuses on the efforts, challenges, and prospects of this agenda in their respective world regions:
UN Under-Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, calls each course “a practical tool for policy decision makers, practitioners, and civil society to understand the impact of conflict on women, and women’s role as drivers of conflict as well as agents of change in peace and security efforts.” In her foreword to the courses, she writes that this e-learning experience strives to “support governments, regional and international stakeholders, and civil society in promoting gender-responsive peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery.”