For women’s full participation in conflict resolution and peacebuilding

An initiative from Kvinna till Kvinna


Here you will find resources connected to women, peace and security. We have gathered a selection of important UN and EU documents, reports, links and organizations working with women’s rights and peace. Choose by category or use our search engine. News articles can be found in our Newsroom.


  • UN Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010)

    Provides an accountability system for implementation of Resolutions 1820 and 1888 on conflict-related sexual violence.

  • UNSCR 1325 in Europe: 21 case studies of implementation (2010)

    EPLO. Study of the experiences of civil society working on women and peace policy and practice in Europe, also about national action plans for 1325.

  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1999)

    By ratifying the Protocol, a State recognizes the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

  • Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993)

    Adopted by the UN General Assembly. The first statement by the international community saying that female-targeted violence is a human rights problem that requiers intervention.

  • Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998)

    The International Criminal Court has the mandate to investigate and prosecute the core international crimes. Crimes of conflict-based sexual violence can be tried at ICC.

  • Windhoek Declaration and Namibia Plan of Action (2000)

    A follow up on the Beijing Platform for Action. Calls for the mainstreaming of gender perspectives in peace operations and peace processes.

  • Beijing Platform for Action (1995)

    Adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women. Includes a part specifically focusing on women and armed conflict. This section calls for the increased participation of women in conflict resolution.

  • UN Security Council Resolution 1889 (2009)

    It calls for the UN Secretary-General to submit to the Security Council a set of indicators for use at the global level to track implementation of UNSCR 1325.

  • UN Security Council Resolution 1888 (2009)

    Strengthens the implementation of Resolution 1820 through assigning leadership and establishing support mechanisms. Calls for the issue of sexual violence to be included in peace negotiations.

  • Civil Society Advisory Group on Participation of Civil Society (2010)

    CSAG advocates full participation of women’s groups and civil society in the implementation of the women and peace agenda.

  • Study of National Action Plans for UNSC resolution 1325 Nordic countries

    The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. A comperative study of the national action plans in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.

  • Making Progress in the Peace Process – 20 recommendations

    The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. Ways to include women and sexual and gender-based violence in peace negotiations and agreements/ implement UNSCR 1325 and 1820.

  • Good and bad examples (2007)

    A report within the Genderforce project on how to work in conflict and catastrophe areas. Interviews with military, police and rescue services personnel who describe the work to implement UNSCR 1325.

  • Doable, Fast-Track Indicators for Turning the 1325 Promise into Reality (2010)

    Peacewomen. A respons to – and critique of – the UN Secretary General’s indicators for implementing UNSCR 1325.

  • Civil Society Advisory Working Group Recommendations

    Recommendations on women, peace and security on events and actions to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Security Council Resolution 1325.

  • Beyond words and resolutions – An agenda for UNSCR 1325

    A chapter from a book by International Crisis Group named “Women and War: Power and Protection”.

  • 10 recommendations for UNSCR 1325 implementation from 60 women’s organizations in conflict regions

    For international stakeholders and UN Member States’ governments.

  • Insiste, Persiste, Resiste, Existe

    A report that brings us the voices of women human rights defenders from all over the world.

  • Getting it Right? (2001)

    The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. A study of the international community’s efforts, or lack of efforts, to include women in its reconstruction endeavours in Kosovo after the armed conflict in 1998-1999.

  • Engendering the Peace Process (2000)

    The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. A study of the Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia-Herzegovina and how its disregard for women’s right to participation has effected women’s situation today.