Women, Peace and Security - Program UNSCR 1325
The Folke Bernadotte Academy works both nationally and internationally to contribute to the fulfillment of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security and it's following resolutions 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960. The Swedish National Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 is the foundation of the work of FBA in the area of the resolutions. The FBA has worked to implement UNSCR 1325 since 2007 and to further strengthen the efforts a specific program was created in the beginning of 2011.
The purpose of Program UNSCR 1325 is to actively contribute to:
- Create conditions for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 within the FBA and in international missions through training, policy support and research.
- Support women’s active participation in areas of peace and security.
- Contribute to an enhanced cooperation between actors working with UNSCR 1325.
The overarching goal is to further the use of the resolution in the work of international missions to bring about peace and security. Through training, policy support, research and cooperation the FBA aims to increase the efficiency of the missions and increase the gender equality in conflict- and post conflict countries.
Support to Policy development and cooperation
National cooperation. The Folke Bernadotte Academy has a national coordination role for Swedish governmental agencies and organizations concerning issues related to the promotion of UNSCR 1325 and its following resolutions. Read more about national cooperation.
Cooperation and support to international organizations to enhance the efforts of implementing UNSCR 1325 and its following resolutions. The agency works together with organizations such as the UN, EU OSCE, AU and Nato to promote the implementation of the resolutions in international peace support operations. Read more about ongoing and finished cooperation.
Integrating UNSCR 1325 and gender perspectives in existing courses and exercises. The goal of the FBA is to integrate gender perspectives in all its courses and exercises. Experience shows that this is done best by combining focused lectures/sessions on gender equality and UNSCR 1325 and its following resolutions with integrated gender perspectives in all lectures and exercises. The agency strives to ensure that all pre-mission trainings includes current information relating to UNSCR 1325 and its following resolutions.
Development of courses with focus on gender equality. FBA also develops courses with a more direct focus on gender equality and UNSCR 1325. “Leadership and Gender in Peace Support Operations” that took place late autumn 2012 was such a course.
Research group focusing on UNSCR 1325. All work of the FBA builds upon systematic research and collated experience to achieve the highest possible quality. To ensure this the agency decided to create an international research group focusing on issues concerning UNSCR 1325 and its following resolutions. The research group has a strong empirical and methodological focus to contribute to increasing our knowledge within the field. Read more about the research.