Subject: [fem-women2000 683] Women's GlobalNet #174. Pt. 2: Women, Peace and Disarmament
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Initiatives and Activities of Women Worldwide
By Anne S. Walker, Kirsten Isgro and Felicity Hill

August 1 2001


3.  UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Revisited and Assessed

Adopted October 2000, SC Res. 1325 recognizes for the first time the 
important role women play in peace-building and the prevention, 
resolution, and management of conflicts. 

In the wake of this ground-breaking resolution, the UN Division for the 
Advancement of Women (UN/DAW) and the UN Development Fund for Women 
(UNIFEM) are undertaking studies that look at many of the factors 
surrounding the impact of armed conflict on women and girls. 

Progress of the World痴 Women 2002, UNIFEM痴 flagship biennial report, 
will focus on the issue of women, peace and security.  In addition to 
developing indicators to measure progress for women affected by 
conflict, the publication will demonstrate that it is "impossible to 
talk about effective humanitarian responses or inclusive peace processes 
without taking gender into account."  The report is scheduled for 
release in September 2002. For more information on this report, visit 
the UNIFEM web-site at:

See also UNIFEM痴 Engendering Governance and Leadership:  Women, Peace 
and Security at:

Look for more information on the UN/DAW report in an upcoming Women痴 
GlobalNet bulletin.  For other details about Security Council Resolution 
1325 see IWTC Women痴 GlobalNet #157 and #159 at 

4. Gender Perspectives on Peace and Disarmament: Selected Resources

(1) Building a Women痴 Peace Agenda.  Based on discussions at the May 
1999 Hague Appeal for Peace Conference, this pocket-sized booklet 
contains articles, reports and presentations on such topics as Women and 
Peace: What痴 the Connection? Women and Peace-building; Women and Armed 
Conflict; and Women痴 Decision-Making and Human Rights. For a FREE COPY 
of the report, contact: Hague Appeal for Peace, c/o IWTC, 777 United 
Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. Tel: (1-212) 687-2623.  E-mail: Web-site: 

(2) Women Building Peace Campaign: From the Village Council to the 
Negotiating Table. Since its inception in May 1999, this global campaign 
has facilitated the development of a network of women and women痴 
organizations engaged in activities centered on the issue of women and 
armed conflict. Contact: 1 Glyn Street, London, SE11 5HT. Tel: +44 (0) 
20 7793 8383, Fax: +44 (0) 20 7793 7975, E-mail: 
gendercampaign@international-alert.  Websites: and

(3) Women痴 International War Crimes Tribunal: Celebrating the Breaking 
of Silence About Violence Against Women in War and Armed Conflict, 
Tokyo, Japan. First aired In December 2000 by the Feminist International 
Radio Endeavor (FIRE), Costa Rica. To read about the programme, see:

(4) "Gender Perspectives on Disarmament: Briefing Notes" published by 
the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs in collaboration with the UN 
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the UN Division for 
the Advancement of Women. This packet, containing 6 briefing notes, 
provides information on the importance of increased gender mainstreaming 
on disarmament questions. For more information, visit:

(5) The Devastating Impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons on the Lives 
of Women: A Collection of Testimonies.  Produced by the IANSA Women痴 
Caucus. Contact:  Box 422, London, WC1E7BS, United Kingdom. E-mail: or

(6) In the Line of Fire: A Gender Perspective on Small Arms 
Proliferation, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. Women痴 
international League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), from the WILPF 
International Women痴 Day 2001 seminar. For a copy, contact the WILPF 
office at the UN at: WILPF, 6th Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New 
York, NY 10017, USA. Tel: (1-212) 286-8211. E-mail:> or 
the WILPF Internatoinal Office at: Tel:  (41-22) 919. Fax: (41-22) 
919-7081. E-mail:>. A new web-site dedicated to the 
activities of women peace activists will be launched in September 2001 
at :

(7) Raising Women痴 Voices for Peace-building: Vision, Impact, and 
Limitations of Media Technologies, by International Alert (IA). This 
book explores how women have used communication technologies in their 
quest for peace. It documents the experience of IA in utilizing media 
technologies and provides a rich analytical framework to understand the 
challenges faced. Available through Women, Ink., 777 United Nations 
Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Tel: Mary Wong at (1-212) 687-8633 ext. 210. 
Fax: (1-212) 661-2704. E-mail: Web-site: 

(8) Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference, by UNIFEM. This 
publication highlights the strategies that women have employed to make a 
positive impact on peace negotiations in different parts of the world. 
To order a copy, contact:

Women, Ink. has a number of other books related to Women, Armed Conflict 
and the Peace Process and these can be found on the Women, Ink. web-site 
at: See also BookLink #18 on Women and 
Disarmament. Past copies of BookLink can be found at:

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