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Association Women of the South

Guidelines for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace and Security in the Municipality of Pirot

In March 2014, the municipal assembly of Pirot, Serbia, voted in favor of developing a local action plan for gender equality. A key component was to implement Serbia's national action plan activities at the local level. This guide was produced as part of the “Localization of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security in the Republic of Serbia” project conducted by Association Women of the South from Pirot, Association Dea Dia, and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.

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Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: Localizing UNSCR 1325 in Colombia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda

In 2014, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders released this report on progress within its “Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820” projects in Colombia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, and Uganda

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Journal of Peacebuilding & Development

Rethinking Women’s Empowerment

This article draws on interviews with women in Fiji, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste to study how concepts of empowerment change for women living in insecurity. The author argues that, since understandings of empowerment and representation differ across cultures, strategies to foster empowerment must be locally-driven.

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Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

National Action Plans on Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 & 1820 Localization Guide

This guide was published in 2013 as part of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders’ “Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820” program in Nepal.

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Inclusive Security

Palestinian Women’s Recommendations for Implementing UNSCRs 1325 and 1889

In February 2012, Palestinian women government and civil society leaders met to review and update these recommendations, which were first developed by at a workshop convened by The Institute for Inclusive Security and MIFTAH in 2010.

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Women's Policy Journal of Harvard

Benefits of a National Action Plan (NAP) to Implement UNSCR 1325 for the U.S.

This article from the 2012 Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard outlines why launching a national action plan will benefit the US, using government data on hiring trends and assessing the number of women working at the Senior Executive Service level within the Departments of State and Defense.

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International Feminist Journal of Politics

Critically Examining UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

This article points out that UNSCR 1325 can manifest in different ways depending on cultural or country context. It explores: 1) UNSCR 1325 and changes in global governance; 2) the Resolution’s assumptions about agency and structure; 3) the Resolution’s assumptions about the links between conflict and gender; and 4) different contexts in which 1325 is implemented. Academics and researchers will find this piece illuminating.

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US Institute of Peace

Beyond Words and Resolutions: An Agenda for UNSCR 1325

Written to mark UNSCR 1325’s 10th anniversary in 2010, Steinberg’s chapter outlines lessons learned as NAP implementers face the challenge of translating growing awareness and activism into concrete improvements on the ground. It includes an action plan for revitalizing UNSCR 1325, comprised of eight steps that governments and civil society alike will find helpful.

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Australian Feminist Law Journal

Power and Danger: Feminist Engagement with International Law Through the UN Security Council

This article takes a critical look at the history of feminist engagement with the UN Security Council. It outlines concerns regarding the concessions feminists must make to be incorporated into the UN agenda and the protective stereotypes of women that remain dominant. The author’s goal is to promote a deeper understanding of how feminist ideas can become the tools of powerful actors and new thinking about how this can be contested.

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