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Tuesday, 23 November 2010 13:15

The Conflict Security and Development Group (CSDG), King’s College London cordially invites you to the book launch of: Women, Peace and Security: Translating Policy into Practice,

Edited by Funmi Olonisakin, Karen Barnes, Eka Ikpe

Venue, date and time:

In the Old Committee Room, King's College London,
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
On Thursday 25 November 2010

Information on the book:

This book provides a critical assessment of the impact of UN Resolution 1325 by examining the effect of peacebuilding missions on increasing gender equality within conflict-affected countries.

UN Resolution 1325 was adopted in October 2000, and was the first time that the security concerns of women in situations of armed conflict and their role in peacebuilding was placed on the agenda of the UN Security Council. It was an important step forward in terms of bringing women’s rights and gender equality to bear in the UN’s peace and security agenda. More than a decade after the adoption of this Resolution, its practical reality is yet to be substantially felt on the ground in the very societies and regions where women remain disproportionately affected by armed conflict and grossly under-represented in peace processes. This realization, in part, led to the adoption in 2008 and 2009 of three other Security Council Resolutions, on sexual violence in conflict, violence against women, and for the development of indicators to measure progress in addressing women, peace and security issues.

The book draws together the findings from eight countries and four regional contexts to provide guidance on how the impact of Resolution 1325 can be measured, and how peacekeeping operations could improve their capacity to effectively engender security.

For more information on the book please see: http://www.routledge.com/9780415587976

RSVP/additional information please contact:

Mirzo Karshiev- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Eka Ikpe- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
CSDG, King's College London

Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1984