Women Peacemakers - Before and After 1325


UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) established a normative framework to encourage and enable women to play a greater role in peacemaking, whether at the grass roots level or in formal political processes. This normative framework was based on the argument that women’s needs are not properly reflected in peace processes as they are undertaken, and that peace is most likely to endure if women are more strongly involved in its creation. Ten years after 1325, a range of processes have been put in place to deliver on this ambition, and we now have the experience and evidence to assess the impact of 1325 and the assumptions behind it. The learning process will contribute to this learning by exploring the following questions: 

1. Women as meaningful mediators: What impact has 1325 had in terms of enabling women to play a ‘meaningful’ mediation role? The learning process will look to compare experiences of women peacemakers before and

after 1325 and to determine whether and how women have actively contributed to the achievement of peace.


2. The impact of women mediators: What evidence do we have that greater inclusion of women leads to better peacemaking? The process will look to gather evidence on the impact of women peacemakers in the period since 1325, and to explore what would the conflicts have looked like if they had not been involved. 

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To watch the recordings of the events that are an integral part of the project, please click "read more" under the event description in the right-hand column.

Past Events 

Conversation with Monica McWilliams, Signatory of the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland 

April 25th 2022. Read more.

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

April 7th 2022. Read more.


The Implementation of Res. 1325 and its Implications in Colombia, South America

With Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Action (CIASE). March 3rd 2022. Read more.

The Implementation of Res. 1325 and its Implications in Kenya, East Africa

With Lawyer Fatuma Adan, Founder of Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI). February 16th 2022. Read more.

U.S. Women Peacemakers at home and overseas

With Ambassador Swanee Hunt, with Rajaa Altalli as discussant, December 2nd 2021. Read more.

Syrian Women Peacemakers, Conference on Women and Gender 2021

With Rajaa Altalli, 26 March 2021. Read more.