UN Security Council Resolution 1325 reaffirms the role of women in the prevention of conflicts, peace-building and postconflict reconstruction
Question for this helpdesk report:
- To what extent has UN SCR 1325 and associated women, peace and security resolutions been implemented in Libya?
- What is the extent of women’s participation in politics and peace processes?
- How has the current conflict impacted women and girls?
The literature on gender equality, development and security suggests that sustainable peace and successful long-term development are linked to gender equality policies. UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325), approved in 2000, reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace-building, and in postconflict reconstruction.. It calls for equal participation of women in decision-making related to peace processes, protection of women from violence, in particular sexual violence in armed conflict situations, and gender mainstreaming in conflict management and peace building efforts.
Idris, I. (2017). Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in Libya. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies, 15pp