Roadmap to 1325: Resolution for Gender-sensitive Peace and Security Policies

Globalization and new power configurations in the world have greatly changed the meaning of peace and security. Poverty, climate- and resource-related conflicts, unstable governments, regional and international terrorist groups, and criminal organizations all pose a threat to security and stability everywhere. Is there a gender perspective to all this? For quite some time, women's organizations and feminist networks have been increasingly involved, putting the gender perspective back on the agenda. Since October 2000, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 has been paving the way to greater gender sensitivity in peace and security policy. But up to now, this resolution has not developed its own institutional strength within the UN system and the international community. Roadmap to 1325 contributes to filling the knowledge gap about approaches both to gender-sensitive peace and security policy.