Women and War
The Washington, D.C. Celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of UNSCR 1325
In October 2000, the United Nations Security Council passed landmark Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security, which linked women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and security agenda, acknowledging their peacemaking roles as well as the disproportionate impact of violent conflict on women. Ten years later the U.S. Institute of Peace co-hosted a three-day conference celebrating the landmark resolution. With an eye toward translating the promise of Resolution 1325 into concrete action, this event focused on the varied experiences of women during wartime and how to make sustained progress toward greater global peace and security.
The event featured an extraordinary coalition of national and international participants, including UN and US government officials, the international diplomatic communities, military personnel, academics, civil society leaders, and practitioners in the fields of security, development, and conflict resolution.
November 3, 2010
- Watch the event video of "Gender-Based Violence: We Need to Act"
- Watch the event video of "No Peace without Women"
- View the November 3 picture gallery at the World Bank
November 4, 2010
- Watch the event video of all sessions from November 4, 2010
- Read Ambassador Verveer's remarks from Session 1
- Read Ambassador Chowdhury's remarks from Session 2
- Read Admiral Michael Mullen's remarks from Session 3
November 5, 2010
- DOD Live "Chairman's Corner" reports “Too Many Doors Still Closed for Women”
- American Forces Press Service reports “Mullen: Military Lags in Support of Women Warriors”
- CNN reports “Women facing the same risks as men in wars, Mullen says”
- IPS reports “Sexual Violence Is Not ‘Collateral Damage"
- UPI reports “Not enough resources for women vets”
- The World Bank reports "Gender-Based Violence: A Serious Development Issue"
- Women For Women International reports "War and 1325: principles or diversity checkbox?"
- Women in International Security (WIIS)
- Office of Global Women's Issues
U.S. Department of State
- The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
- International Civil Society Action Network
- The Institute for Inclusive Security
- The World Bank
- Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
- Women for Women International
- Peace X Peace
- United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)
With generous support from:
There were multiple locations for this event:
Video - Gender-Based Violence: We Need to Act
Wednesday, November 3
Venue: The World Bank
Video - No Peace Without Women
Wednesday, November 3
Venue: The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Video - Women and War
Thursday, November 4
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Foggy Bottom
Video - The Trouble with the Congo
Friday, November 5
Venue: U.S. Institute of Peace
Please contact Brooke Stedman, Gender and Peacebuilding program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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