From Resolution to Reality

TitleFrom Resolution to Reality
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleLessons Learned from Afghanistan, Nepal and Uganda on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Governance
Year of Publication2010
Number of Pages48 pages
PublisherCARE International

UN Resolution 1325 represents a significant step forward in terms of recognising the strategic contribution that women can make to peace and security policy, as well as the increasing use of violence against women as a tactic of war. How can the policy be turned into practice? How can greater accountability be introduced against the commitments to promote women’s participation at global and country levels? And what constitutes meaningful participation of women in peacemaking, peacebuilding and post-conflict governance?
This study reflects on the operational experience of CARE International, and the perspectives of our local partners in civil society and the communities we work with in Afghanistan, Nepal and Uganda. Extensive interviews were also conducted with aid agency, United Nations and government representatives to gather perspectives from practitioners engaged in supporting the efforts of women to participate in peace and security policy and practice. Practical lessons learned and policy recommendations are identified. With this report, CARE challenges the international community – UN, state and NGO actors – to regain and capture the potential of SCR1325 to transform both peace and security policy and the lives of women affected by conflict.

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