RESDAL Analysis

Providing an analysis of the progress made and challenges that remain in implementing the Women, Peace and Security framework.


Despite the multiplication of references to Security Council Resolution 1325 in UN tools and some best practices, the statements of the 1325 often remain mere worldly allusions, with no practical implementation in the field. The potentialities encompassed in the creation of a comprehensive environment that promotes and implements the participation of women in all fields related to the prevention, protection and resolution of armed conflicts, and recovery and reconstruction from them, are not yet a reality.


Which are the main challenges for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 at national and international levels, and which strategies are foreseen to ensure progress in this sphere essential for peace and development? RESDAL proposes some reflections through an analysis based on the evolution of the Secretary-General reports on Women, Peace and Security.



Towards the implementation of the UNSCR 1325: a brief analysis from Secretary General reports on Women, Peace and Security


March 2014


Progress in implementing 1325? Some background considerations


Almost fourteen years ago, on October 31st 2000, the UN Security Council approved UNSCR 1325, finally recognizing the important role that women play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and the  importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

The General Recommendation No. 30

on Women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations.


The Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Crimes – International Criminal Court