was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on October 31, 2000. The resolution was the first step in recognizing the disproportionate impact of war on women, as well as the importance of women’s participation and leadership in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The active participation of women is seen as a prerequisite for achieving international peace and security in the broadest sense of the term. Undoubtedly, Resolution 1325 was one of the major achievements of the global women’s movement, as well as one of the most inspired decisions of the UN Security Council. For the first time, the document links the experience of women in conflict with the International Peace and Security Program. The fact that the highest authority, whose mission is to ensure world peace and security, has recognized that peace is inextricably linked to gender equality and women’s leadership is a decisive step and a great victory for the global women’s movement.
Women’s participation in peace negotiations leads to:
- 20% increase in the probability of conclusion of a peace treaty lasting two years.
- 35% increase in the probability of conclusion of a peace treaty lasting 15 years.
addressed the issue of conflict-related sexual violence, and obliged the UN Secretary-General to report these crimes to the UN Security Council.
established a mechanism for monitoring and reporting cases of conflict-related sexual violence.
focused on the responsibility of perpetrators for conflict-related sexual violence; emphasized the political and economic rights and opportunities of women.
addressed persistent gaps in the implementation of Women, Peace and Security Program.
Each UN member state must develop and adopt its own action plan to implement Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, Security.