Resolution 1325: From rhetoric to practice, a report on the role of women in reconcilliation processes in the Great Lakes in Africa

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.

  • Countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Co-authors: CARE Norway, International Peace Research Institute Oslo.
  • Published: January 2005

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