Women – Essential to Peace (2004, No. 9)

Women – Essential to Peace (2004, No. 9)

The 28th conference resolves that:

NFAs urge their respective governments to support the implementation of United Nations Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000) and Resolution 1366 on the Role of the Security Council in the Prevention of Armed Conflicts, Paragraph 17 (2001); NFAs advocate with their respective governments to provide opportunities in the conflict resolutions processes to incorporate women’s voices and representation with a view to: a) preventing conflict; b) facilitating an early end to conflict; c) assisting humanitarian operations and reconstruction processes; d) protecting women and girls from gender-based violence, and e) working towards ensuring at least 50 percent of participants in such processes are women; and, GWI urge the UN Secretary General to provide regular reports on the progress made towards full implementation of Resolution 1325 and Resolution 1366, paragraph 17 that members urge their respective governments to ensure that they follow the implementation strategies recommended by the Secretary General. Plan of Action

NFAs should urge all members to obtain a copy of “Women, Peace and Security” from the United Nations or download it from www.peacewomen.org/un/ngo/wg . This study has 79 recommendations. NFAs should distribute this study to their respective governments to ensure that their respective governments take notice of the resolution. NFAs should encourage their respective governments to review policies and training for those involved in all aspects of conflict including prevention and post-conflict processes on the specific effects of war and violence on women and disaggregate data so that policy decisions can be analysed for their effect on women. GWI should request that the UN Secretary General report on the progress made toward full implementation of Resolution 1325.


GWI’s office is relocating to another Geneva location on 16 August.  For a few days, we will have limited access to our emails, telephone and website. We appreciate your understanding during this time of positive change. We will be back to normal working conditions on Monday, 21 August.


Thank you, GWI Staff.


Les bureaux de GWI seront en cours de déménagement a Geneve le 16 Août. Pendant quelques jours, nous aurons un accès limité à nous emails, téléphone et site web. Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre compréhension pendant ce changement. Nous serons de retour à la normale le lundi 21 Août.


Merci, l’équipe GWI.