Women in Peace and Security
October 31st, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nation Security Council’s (UNSC) landmark Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Resolution 1325 was the first protocol adopted by the Security Council to focus in detail on the negative experiences that women face while executing an interventionist role as peacekeepers in conflict. It recognized that conflict affects women differently and that addressing the needs, views and participation of half of humanity would provide a positive peace dividend. UNSCR 1325 emphasizes the protection of women, their meaningful participation in peace and security processes, and the need for an increased role of women in preventing and resolving conflict.