On 31 October 2000 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which stands as a landmark for the recognition of women’s rights in armed conflict.

Women are not only recognized as victims, but also as important actors in the post-war reconstruction.

The resolution addresses the need to increase women’s representation in peace processes and to support women’s peace initiatives.

It also addresses women’s vulnerability in armed conflict, particularly through gender based violence, and the need to prosecute such crimes.

Latest Publications

Politicisation of humanitarian aid: towards an advocacy strategy

  • Countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Global
  • Published: December 2004

Paddy, fish and vegetable marketing systems in northwest Bangladesh: Current situation and opportunities for intervention

  • Countries: Bangladesh
  • Co-authors: Tiago Sequeira Wandschneider Natural Resources Institute
  • Published: August 2001

Strengthening urban livelihoods, Zambia

  • Co-authors: Darren Hedley and David Sanderson
  • Published: August 2000