United Nations Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 was established to address the impact of war on women, and increase women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. The most useful background information on the resolution can be found here
Associate Parliamentary Group on Women Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325)
The WNC is represented on the Associate Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security which is the official parliamentary forum in the UK, for the discussion and critical analysis of issues relating to Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
The APG is a platform for Parliamentarians, civil servants and civil society to come together in one forum to debate, to encourage dialogue, all on the basis of expert information and opinion from across the political spectrum and civil society, on issues relating to gender and peace building. It is convened quarterly and focuses on how to promote throughout government, the UNSCR1325.
There are also four subgroups of the APG. These are on: Afghanistan, Gender training of troops, Iraq, and Widowhood. The subgroups work to push priorities on these specific areas and are formed by full members of the APG.
Further information about this group can be obtained from Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) which was established in May 2006 to promote, support and monitor the inclusion of a gender perspective in security and peace building policies. It also monitors progress on those commitments made in UN Security Council resolution 1325, European Parliament resolution 2000/2025 and related instruments on women, peace and security.
Contact: GAPS Coordinator
UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
UK Ministers announced on 8 March 2006- International Women's Day - a UK action plan to address the disproportionate effects of conflict on women and girls. The cross-government action plans sets out how the UK will implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and Department for International Development, along with other Government departments, have worked together to produce the plan.
You can download the Security Council Debate on 1325 – 23 October 2007, here