Browse by Theme: Conflict & Fragility
Resolution 1325: From rhetoric to practice, a report on the role of women in reconcilliation processes in the Great Lakes in AfricaJanuary 2005
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.
Humanitarian agencies are experiencing unprecedented threats and dilemmas in their work.
The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in particular have led some to identify a new ‘politicisation’ of aid.
Aid workers in both places have died in unprecedented numbers; coalition armies have used humanitarian assistance as both a tactic to win hearts and minds, and as a reward for intelligence gathering and cooperation.
The use of the word political is wide of the mark, however.
Humanitarian agencies are themselves political; humanitarianism has never been as political as in the last decade with its radical calls for military intervention to prevent and contain conflict.
Ending sexual violence during and after conflict: Sharing lessons from the Great Lakes Advocacy InitiativeDecember 2004
As the world gathers at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, a four-year CARE project addressing gender-based violence in East Africa has shown just what kind of real policy changes can be achieved using joined up advocacy and strong evidence.Read more...