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Gender, peace and security

Gender, peace and security
A women's health group at the Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan, 2012. Photo: John Ferguson/Oxfam

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security represents commitments by states to increase women’s participation in UN peace and security efforts, including peacekeeping operations, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction. From a rights perspective, women’s participation requires no justification: women and men are entitled to the same level of inclusion.

As part of a larger effort to evaluate the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, SIPRI conducts research on women’s participation and gender perspectives in peace processes. It also examines gender training for police and other peacekeepers, and gender mainstreaming in peace operations and peacebuilding, including in security sector reform and transitional justice. SIPRI further conducts research on masculinities and small arms and light weapons control.

Research staff

Dr Marina Caparini is a Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI Governance and Society Programme.
Yeonju Jung is a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.
José Francisco Alvarado Cóbar is a Research Assistant in the SIPRI Peace and Development Programme.