UNU Policy Brief: Maximizing the Impact of UN SCR 1325

03 December 2010

This Policy Brief ‘Maximizing the Impact of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: 10 Years On’ is based on an expert’s panel held at the UN University on 8 September 2010, in partnership with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, Soka Gakkai International and Global Action to Prevent War.

It highlights how small arms are the weapons of choice during formal and informal armed conflict and are largely used in the commission of violations against women, including sexual violence. We cannot expect women to claim their rightful place while illicit weapons proliferate and the health and security of women are constantly threatened. This security dimension incorporates a preventive dimension, but also a justice-related one.

Global Action to Prevent War

Original Document:
Policy_Brief_10-08_UNU.pdf (423345 bytes)