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Inspirational Women: Baroness Mary Goudie

Monday, January 26, 2015

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FROM WE ARE THE CITY  Baroness Mary Goudie is a formidable woman who has been an active global advocate for the rights of women and children for many years. With all her achievements and accomplishments it was her warmth and openness that struck me. As a woman who has been in politics for over 50 [...]

What Does 2015 Bring For Women And Children Around The World

Sunday, January 4, 2015

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2014 has been a challenging year for the world, with ongoing conflicts around the globe, an Ebola epidemic and continuing economic unrest; there is a lot to address in 2015. Over the past week we have seen that human traffickers have no value on life, only money. Taking cash from men, women and children trying to [...]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST This month saw yet another shameful trafficking crime hitting the headlines in Britain. On Saturday 16 August, 35 people from Afghanistan were discovered in a shipping container unloaded from a ferry at the port of Tilbury. Thirteen children aged as young as one were among [...]

Bangladesh Garment Factories Must Create Lives, Not Just Livelihoods

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST In April this year the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,132 garment workers and injuring more than 2,500. This tragedy shone a much needed light on the shocking realities of fast-fashion and the murky supply chain of multi-billion pound brands. However, as the [...]

Millennium Development Goals – Questions asked by Baroness Goudie at the House of Lords July 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Asked by Baroness Goudie To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of UNESCO’s recent paper concluding that progress towards Millennium Development Goal 2 is too slow. Baroness Northover: Increased urgency is required by the international community in order to meet Millennium Development Goal 2. International effort should focus on reaching the most vulnerable, increasing [...]

Questions asked by Baroness Goudie on Burma and Overseas Aid in the House of Lords

Monday, April 29, 2013

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects they are supporting to build parliamentary institutions in Burma. Baroness Warsi: The Government see Burma’s Parliament as crucial to the country’s reform process and to the long term development of an effective democracy. We began our engagement by hosting a visit from the Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann [...]

#SpeakOut: Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice

Monday, April 22, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE I am pleased to be supporting and judging the National Council of Women competition, ‘Giving Young Women a Voice’. This national competition is asking women under 30: If you could influence Government to take some action to improve the lives of women, what would it be? The winning entry [...]

International Women’s Day: A Time to Reflect on What Has Been Done to Secure World Gender Equality

Friday, March 8, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST Following on from my blog last week, I wanted to use the opportunity of International Women’s Day to further discuss the issues that are affecting women and children around the world and specifically in emerging markets. We are making strides with equality but there is [...]

Millennium Development Goals – Debate at the House of Lords, November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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22nd November 2012 Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Nicholson, for securing this most important debate at a very important time. We have to ensure-through the UN, which has to agree to this-that all countries have to sign up to the millennium goals. We know that not all have done [...]

30% Club Recognises Strong Progress On Non-Executive Directorships – Inevitably Not Yet Matched By Executive Pipeline

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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FROM THE 30% CLUB Progress On Non-Executive Directorships – Inevitably Not Yet Matched By Executive Pipeline Development of senior female talent is a key longer term goal and a growing priority for companies 29th August 2012, London The 30% Club believes the only way to achieve better gender balance at all levels in the UK’s [...]

Women, Peace and Security – UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Women, Peace and Security 


UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first of its kind to specifically address the unique impact of conflict on women, and women’s important contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. Passed in 2000, it marked a watershed moment when the international community formally recognized the integral role of women and gender to peace and security. UNSCR 1325 has remained an essential tool for encouraging governments to fulfill their obligations to ensure women are included as agents for peace and security in all processes, and its framework has inspired further action by the UN and civil societies and governments around the world to mainstream gender into their work on conflict resolution.


Following UNSCR 1325, subsequent Security Council Resolutions further defined the importance of women’s roles in conflict and peacebuilding. Resolutions 1820, passed in 2008, and 1888, passed in 2009,  recognize sexual violence as an issue of international peace and security and reiterate the need for a comprehensive response to sexual and gender-based violence. In 2010, Resolution 1960 created specific steps needed for the prevention of sexual violence, and Resolution 2106 in 2013 looked specifically at accountability for crimes of sexual violence. The most recent resolution on women, peace and security, UNSCR 2122, aims to strengthen measures to improve the participation of women in all phases of conflict resolution and prevention.


UNSCR 1325 and successive Resolutions are an important show of international support that ensure women, peace and security are on the agenda for international organizations and governments across the globe, but there are many steps between the passage of such resolutions and their full implementation on the ground.  One tool that helps bridge this gap are National Action Plans(NAPs), written plans that specify how a country will mainstream gender, and the principles of 1325 into its defense, development and diplomatic activities. Over 36 countries in the world have drafted NAPs, and that number is growing every year.


In addition to government- and UN-level documents and programs, it is important to consider the work women do in more informal, Track II diplomatic and peace negotiations. Around the world, women are active as civil society leaders, and in many cases, such as Liberia, Northern Ireland and the Philippines, their grassroots work has played a major role in peace processes.


For more resources on women, peace and security, visit The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityPeaceWomenUSIP, and The Institute for Inclusive Security.

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