PSRP Welcomes the Global Study on UNSCR 1325

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The Political Settlements Research Programme welcomes the publication of the Global Study on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, fifteen years after the resolution was passed. The study ‘Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace’ highlights ideas and examples of good practice for implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, and includes recommendations from UN members, academics, and practitioners. For Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, the study

“reinforces the Security Council’s original crucial recognition of the power of engaging women in peace with compelling proof.” (UN Global Study, 2015:6)

Research conducted by several PSRP members has been featured substantially throughout the Global Study, with the work of our researchers being cited in several chapters, and acknowledgements of authorship and contributions of data. PSRP members are also presenting at the various high level events in New York City, over the next two weeks, details of which can be found our events page and the High-level Review events list. The Global Study precedes the launch of the High-level Review of UNSCR 1325, which will be launched on 13th October 2015.

Contributing researchers are:

  • Christine Bell (Global Justice Academy, PSRP Director)
  • Fionnula Ni Aolain (Transitional Justice Institute, PSRP Gender Theme Coordinator)
  • Catherine O’Rourke (Transitional Justice Institute, PSRP Gender Theme Coordinator)
  • Aisling Swaine (Transitional Justice Institute)
  • Eleanor O-Gorman (Conciliation Resources)
  • Megan Bastick (PSRP PhD Student)
  • Helia Farahnoosh (LLM Edinburgh 2015)
  • Vanessa Utley (LLM Edinburgh 2015)

The following pieces of research by members of the PSRP team contributed to these sections of the Global Study:

Chapter 3: Women’s Participation and a Better Understanding of the Political

Christine Bell, Sissela Matzner, and Catherine O’Rourke, “A Chronology of Colombian Peace Processes and Peace Agreements,” 2015.

Christine Bell, “Text and Context: Evaluating Peace Agreements for Their ‘Gender Perspective’” (University of Edinburgh, Global Justice Academy, UN-Women, March 2015).

Christine Bell, “Unsettling Bargains? Power-Sharing and the Inclusion of Women in Peace Negotiations” (University of Edinburgh, Political Settlements Research Programme, March 2015).

Christine Bell and Vanessa Utley, “Chronology of Mindanao Peace Agreements,” 2015.

Christine Bell and Helia Farahnoosh, “Chronology of the Peace Process and Peace Agreements between the Philippines and the National Democratic Front,” 2015.

Chapter 5: Towards an Era of Transformative Justice 

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, “Gendered Harms and Their Interface with International Criminal Law,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 16, no. 4, October 2, 2014.

Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Catherine O’Rourke, Aisling Swaine, “Transforming Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Principles and Practice,” Harvard Human Rights Journal, 2015.

Chapter 7: Building Inclusive and Peaceful Societies in the Aftermath of Conflict 

Fionnuala N. Aolain, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi R. Cahn, On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011).

Megan Bastick and Daniel de Torres, Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions in Security Sector Reform Toolkit (DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW, 2010).

Megan Bastick et. al, “Gender-Sensitive Police Reform in Post-Conflict Societies,” in UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security (UN-Women, 2009).

Chapter 8: Preventing Conflict: The Origins of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Megan Bastick and Kristen Valasek, “Converging Agendas: Women, Peace, Security and Small Arms,” in Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns, Submission to the Global Study (Small Arms Survey, 2014).

Chapter 10: Key Actors for Women, Peace and Security: Monitoring and Accountability

Eleanor O’Gorman, “Review of UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict 2007-2012 – Final Report” (PDF) (Cambridge, UK, January 2013).

Aisling Swaine, “Assessing the Potential of National Action Plans to Advance Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325,” Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 12, December 2009.

Chapter 12: Linkages between Human Rights Mechanisms and the Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security: Opportunities for Enhanced Accountability for Implementation

Catherine O’Rourke and Aisling Swaine, “Guidebook on CEDAW General Recommendation No. 30 and the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security” (UNWomen, 2015).

PRSP Partners:

Chapter 7: Building Inclusive and Peaceful Societies in the Aftermath of Conflict 

Faiza Jama, “Somali Women and Peacebuilding,” in Women Building Peace, Accord Insight (Conciliation Resources, 2013).


Full text: Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace – A Global Study on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (PDF)



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