On October 20th, 2010 an event focusing on “Women, Peace and Security” was held in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. It was organized by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), CARE, VIDC and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.
The main topics of the presentations and the discussion were the participation of women in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction of societies as well as women’s security during wars and conflicts.
Normative approaches like those already established in the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 were discussed. Countries like Nepal, Uganda and Kosovo show that theory has not yet been put into practice and that we need to take measures to improve the situation of women in wars, armed conflicts and post-war societies.
During the event, a series of recommendations on different levels (international institutions, national States, NGOs ...etc.) were discussed.
Further information can be found on the OEZA-portal.