Impressions from a journey to New York Oct / Nov 2006
made possible with a travel grant from Göteborgs Kulturnämnd,
with the aim to do some research for a project about war and peace, power and gender.

   
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Thanks to

Jennifer, Sam, Milkah, Susi and Bea from WILPF (Reaching Critical Will and PeaceWomen) in New York and Geneva

for help and inspiration

 
the finished project...
 

Excerpt from Resolution 1325:
"Reaffirming the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stressing the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to increase their role in decision- making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution,
Urges Member States to ensure increased representation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict"

Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed unanimously on 31 October 2000. Resolution 1325 is the first resolution ever passed by the Security Council that specifically addresses the impact of war on women, and women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.