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The Yazidi Women – A Vulnerable Community in Desperate Need of Our Help

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST  For sometime I have been following the plight of the Yazidi people and their continued genocide in Iraq. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 Yazidi men have been killed by ISIL and almost 7,000 people, including women and children have been abducted, since ISIL militants [...]

The Lord Davies Women on Boards Annual update – The Investor Perspective

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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FROM 30% CLUB The Davies Committee has published its latest report - the 2015 Lord Davies Women on Boards Annual update. The good news is that the goal set by Lord Davies to have 25% of women directors on FTSE 100 boards by the end of 2015 is within reach. Given the current rate of director turnover [...]

The 30% Club Cross-Company Mentoring Scheme

Friday, September 19, 2014

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A BLOG POST BY NIAMH CORBETT, 30% CLUB STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER Following the completion of the 30% Club cross-company mentoring pilot, we are delighted to be able to announce the roll-out of the full scheme for 2014-15. Nomura kindly hosted the launch event on their spectacular terrace overlooking the Thames, and the turn-out was testament [...]

Change the storyline to get nutrition to ‘stick’

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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A BLOG POST BY NABEEHA KAZI, MIA, MPH FOR  DEVEX When we talk about building pathways toward progress, feeding and nourishing those who are most vulnerable must take center stage. Poor nutrition is entirely preventable, yet continues to cause 45 percent of deaths in children under the age of 5. Nutrition is not only central to [...]

Q&A with Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Ritu Sharma is co-founder and president of the U.S.- based nonprofit Women Thrive Worldwide  and has been a leading voice on global women’s issues for more than 20 years. She is author of the recently released book, Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe. It was my pleasure to have the opportunity [...]

Tackling Female Executive Progress

Monday, May 26, 2014

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A BLOG POST BY NIAMH CORBETT, 30% CLUB STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER We have long argued that balancing the pyramid of women is the true key to sustainable change, and it is no secret that it continues to be an issue for business. It remains an issue because there is no single identifiable reason behind the [...]

Where is China’s Sheryl Sandberg?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY WENCHI YU The Facebook COO has become a star, and it’s only a matter of time before a female Chinese executive puts together the skills to reach that level At the recent inaugural Fortune Most Powerful Women Asia meeting in Hong Kong, prominent female Asian business leaders discussed economic issues ranging [...]

Secretary Kerry: Advancing Afghan Women

Monday, November 18, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER  It isn’t the first time I have heard Secretary Kerry talk about the importance of women to Afghanistan’s future  – but it might have been in the most beautiful venue, Gaston Hall at Georgetown University.  Secretary Kerry   joined former Secretary Clinton, former First Lady Laura Bush, and many others in a [...]

Let’s Lean In and Reach Out

Friday, October 25, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST I just finished Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling book, Lean In. I know I am a bit late to the discussion, but I was out of the country for the past year! And, in any event, this isn’t a book review. I’ve read both criticism and praise for [...]

The latest twist in the EU saga

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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A BLOG POST BY NIAMH CORBETT, 30% CLUB STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER Rather than providing clarity, the latest twist in the EU saga has done little except create confusion and rehash an already well-argued debate. To be clear, this latest EU push is thankfully not an attempt at new legislation. It is the same draft EU [...]

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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