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Research Report


Copyright Date: Oct. 28, 2005
Pages: 50
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Table of Contents

  1. (pp. 11-14)

    The intention of this seminar was to review the progress of the implementation of the resolution in Africa in the five years since its adoption by the United Nations in 2000.

    The seminar created a forum for about 40 participants, including representatives from the United Nations, the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), academics, civil society groups and other policymakers, to assess the progress, relevance and future significance of Resolution 1325 to peace and security concerns on the African continent. The meeting also investigated the current debates over restructuring the...

  2. (pp. 15-32)

    Previous instruments and mechanisms intended to recognise gender concerns at both national and international levels, such as the CEDAW Convention, have faced significant implementation challenges. It is therefore critical that the opportunity offered by 1325 as a framework for facing the significant challenges posed by gender and conflict, is not lost. The resolution should be considered as the beginning of the process of effectively engendering peace and security issues internationally, regionally and nationally, and not as an end in itself.

    The Cape Town policy advisory group meeting of October 2005 provided a forum for the articulation of African perspectives on...