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UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security

This is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security Council resolution 1325 and other women and peace and security resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960).

This collection is expected to strengthen the knowledge base on women and peace and security-related issues and to provide practitioners, advocates and policy makers with practical guidance.

The Overview provides a detailed summary of issues, lessons learned, good practices and continuing efforts to implement the WPS agenda. It also provides a set of analytical and practical guidance on five major thematic and operational elements of the WPS agenda, namely:

  • frameworks for implementing the women and peace and security resolutions;
  • women’s engagement in conflict resolution;
  • gender-responsive conflict prevention and protection;
  • women’s participation in peacebuilding and recovery; and
  • gender and transitional justice.

For each of the areas highlighted, the subject matter is introduced with one or more analytical papers that offer the reader the opportunity to understand concepts, issues and the latest thinking on the subject. Guidance documents highlight practical examples, lessons learned and good practices, as well as recent statistics, where available.

The Sourcebook also includes the frameworks on WPS: UN Security Council resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, and 1960.

This collection is expected to strengthen capacities at the country level and within the UN system to address issues and challenges relating to women and peace and security.

Chapters Include:

  1. UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security: Overview of Contents
  2. Frameworks for Implementing the Women and Peace and Security Resolutions
  3. Women’s Engagement in Conflict Resolution
  4. Gender-Responsive Conflict Prevention and Protection
  5. Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding and Recovery
  6. Gender and Transitional Justice
  7. Annexes

Publication Year: 2012
Number of Pages: 204


What a great resource, Scott! I hope many take advantage of this post. Thanks for all you do in this community.

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jacollura's picture

Thanks, Scott

Thanks so much for sharing this. Looks like a valuable resource.

Jennifer Brier's picture


This guide and the statistics in it are very interesting. As an advocate for women veterans in the United States I am in full support of increasing women's access to senior leadership positions in the US military. We are seeing long standing policies that have discriminated against women change as we see more women in senior government positions-especially in Congress. These statistics show the vital importance of women being more involved within our governing bodies.


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