Empty Words or Real Achievement? The Impact of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women in Armed Conflicts


Binder, Christina, Karin Lukas, and Romana Schweiger. 2008. “Empty Words or Real Achievement? The Impact of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women in Armed Conflicts.” Radical History Review Spring 2008 (101): 22–41.


This essay will provide a general overview of Resolution 1325’s historical background, including its potential for the advancement of women and its weaknesses, and explore the case of Uganda to illustrate the effects of the resolution on women as peace-builders in a national context. Finally, we will examine the remarkable advances in addressing gender issues in postconflict justice processes and evaluate Resolution 1325’s effect on this recent development. (Summary from original source)

Topics: Gender, Women, Peacebuilding, Peace Processes, Post-Conflict, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325 Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Uganda

Year: 2008

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