United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) (November 2013)
INFO: This Review is a result of the commitment by NATO, and by its Operational Partners in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and in the Kosovo Force (KFOR), to support implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
Elizabeth LAPE (December 2011). Chapter 11 of the document: "Capability Development in Support of Comprehensive Approaches : Transforming International Civil-Military Interactions" edited by Derrick J. NEAL and Linton WELLS II. Center for Technology and National Security Policy, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
FRIDE is an independent think-tank based in Madrid, focused on issues related to democracy and human rights; peace and security; and humanitarian action and development.This working paper examines the gender implications of state building processes, the role women play in shaping the post conflict state, and the barriers that they face in doing so. It identifies key lessons for donors on how to promote gender equality within the political, institutional and social change processes that follow conflict. This working paper is based on case studies in Burundi, Guatemala, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
How have the status and roles of Afghanistan's women changed, in town and in country, through the conflicts and upheavals of recent decades, and how important is their contested status to the country's conflicts today? To what extent are women's gains of the past decade at risk from a fundamentalist resurgence, and to what extent have some Afghan women acquired a modicum of economic and political power of their own, and found allies ready to assist them, to defend women's rights and opportunities? Despite the Taliban-fostered image that Afghanistan’s traditional society is not ready to accept women’s rights, Orzala Ashraf Nemat argues, the past thirty years have laid the groundwork for the active role of women in public life. Much work remains to be done on linking Islamic principles with the efforts of Afghan women for peace, security, political participation, and legal rights.
This report examines women’s roles in peacebuilding, postconflict reconstruction, and economic development. It draws on discussions at the conference on "The Role of Women in Global Security," held in Copenhagen on October 29–30, 2010, and co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Denmark and the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).
"The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics is the fifth issue of The World’s Women and is being produced to coincide with the first-ever World’s Statistics Day, 20.10.2010. The current issue highlights the differences in the status of women and men in eight areas – population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty. Analyses are based mainly on statistics from international and national statistical sources.
The World’s Women 2010 shows that progress towards gender equality has been made in some areas, such as school enrolment, health and economic participation. At the same time the report shows that much more needs to be done to close the gender gap in critical areas such as power and decision-making and violence against women." [FROM THE REPORT]
“'Women, War and Peace' provides inspiring examples of women in embattled regions who have been able to overcome the odds and contribute to the safety and well-being of their communities. The authors tell the personal stories of women involved in these efforts."