Women Peacemakers - Before and After 1325

About

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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Recordings of all events are available below and on YouTube.

Past Events 

Conversation with Fatuma Adan

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

 

This discussion focused on the implementation of UN resolution 1325 and its implications in Kenya, East Africa in commemoration of Black History Month, co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA, a program of the UN Foundation. Recording available below.

U.S. Women Peacemakers at home and overseas

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

This discussion focused on the opportunities and challenges of applying 1325 at home in the US, as well as the role of US women peacemakers overseas. It raised the key question of how women US peacemakers should work with those overseas, and what opportunities and risks they bring. Recording available below.

Syrian Women Peacemakers, Conference on Women and Gender 2021

Rajaa Altalli, 26 March 2021

This discussion explored Rajaa Altalli’s experience of making peace in Syria since 2012. It explored the role of women locally, for example in facilitating local ceasefires and prisoner releases, and nationally in the political process, through the Women’s Advisory Board. It raised the key question of whether and how to compromise on women’s rights when negotiating peace. Recording available below.

Event Recordings

Conversation with Fatuma Adan

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

U.S. Women Peacemakers at home and overseas

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

Syrian Women Peacemakers, Conference on Women and Gender 2021

Rajaa Altalli, 26 March 2021