War and Armed Conflicts – No Peace Without Women!?

About the Project

In October 2010, the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 about women, peace and security took place. On this occasion, special teaching materials for schools were developed.

With the support from female teachers, the following focal points were presented and analysed: “War and Armed Conflicts”, “War and Gender”, “Children in Warzones”, “Women for Peace” and “War and the Media”. For the implementation in schools, an educational guideline was elaborated, which, through concrete exercises and methods, should empower schoolgirls to discover critical notions and views on their own. The goal was to realize that a war or an armed conflict can be constructively overcome and peace can be sustainably established, only if both genders equally search for solutions and implement them.
The material was published in a special issue of polis aktuell. In addition, a webbased dossier was created with links to international documents, reports, organisa-tions and educational material.

Project Data

Country: Österreich
Persons involved: Sabine Mandl (Project Leader)
Contact persons: Sabine Mandl
Lead Organisation: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) – Research Association
Project start: 07/2010
Project end: 11/2010
Project completed: Yes
Funded by: Austrian Development Agency (ADA); Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, Department for Citizenship Education
Programme Line LBI-GMR: (In-)Equalities and Non-Discrimination