Security Council Resolution 1325: Practice and Prospects

Citation:

Bahdi, Reem. 2003. "Security Council Resolution 1325: Practice and Prospects." Refuge: Canada's Periodical on Refugees 21 (2): 41-51.

Author: Reem Bahdi

Abstract:

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 calls for a more active role for women in the prevention and reconciliation of conflicts. Focusing on the Palestinian Right of Return and the work of a feminist organization called the JerusalemLink, this paper examines Resolution 1325’s premise that women can make a unique contribution to peace building. 

Part I of this paper provides a brief overview of JerusalemLink’s work on the Palestinian Right of Return. Part II delineates the reasons why the women of JerusalemLink believe that they have succeeded in continuing dialogue about the Right of Return despite the failure of the region’s politicians. Part III extrapolates from the work of JerusalemLink to draw conclusions about the nature of Security Council Resolution 1325.

Keywords: refugee, women's political participation, right of return, SC 1325, security council

Topics: Gender, Women, NGOs, Peacebuilding, Political Participation, Rights, Human Rights, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325 Regions: MENA, Asia, Middle East Countries: Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories

Year: 2003

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