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Twenty years ago, the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) laid the groundwork for international and national frameworks that fully recognize the impact of conflict on women and girls. The resolution require States to put in place specific measures to promote and protect the rights of all persons affected by conflict related sexual and gender-based violence and provide reparations. The resolution also calls for the active participation of women across the board – along with the achievement of women’s empowerment and gender equality – to enhance global security, peace and stability.
The IPU—through the work of its Committee on Peace and International Security and its Forum of Women Parliamentarians—has focused extensively on advancing implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and related resolutions on Women, Peace and Security through the work of parliaments.
Where are parliaments on the way to full implementation of these recommendations? How can they contribute more effectively to the Women Peace and Security agenda?
To mark the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the IPU, in partnership with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and UN Women, will hold a virtual discussion open to all members of parliament around the world and selected international actors.
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