Publication Date: October 31, 2012

Organization: UN Women

Languages: English

Country/Region: Global

Topic Area: Peace and security, Conflict prevention, Relief and Recovery, Governance, Violent extremism and terrorism, Leadership and political participation

Year: 2012

Resource Type: Toolkit


This collection of papers is a set of resource materials to support improved implementation of the five WPS resolutions. It consists of analytical documents explaining gender issues in a number of peace and security areas, both normative and operational, and of guidance material to support operational work. It is a second and significantly revised and updated edition of a collection of UN Women papers produced in 2010 to mark the tenth anniversary of resolution 1325 (2000). Half of the documents are published here for the first time.

This sourcebook is a set of topic-specific expert contributions intended for use by both newcomers to the subject and specialists and practitioners seeking briefing and training material. It is suitable as background material for training practitioners on aspects of the WPS.

The sourcebook is divided into five sections:

  • overview and frameworks for implementing and monitoring the WPS resolutions,
  • women’s engagement in conflict resolution,
  • gender-responsive prevention and protection,
  • women’s participation in peacebuilding, and
  • gender and transitional justice

Additional documents

1. UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security: Overview of Contents (aresfr)

2. Frameworks for Implementing the Women and Peace and Security Resolutions

3. Women’s Engagement in Conflict Resolution

4. Gender-Responsive Conflict Prevention and Protection

5. Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding and Recovery

6. Gender and Transitional Justice

7. Annexes

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