Women Peace and Security

Our Vision

A more peaceful future transformed by women's full participation.

Our Mission

To strengthen the Women, Peace and Security movement to enable effective policy decision-making for a more peaceful world.

Our Work

Our Secure Future (OSF) is a one of OEF’s semi-autonomous programs, and therefore upholds the OEF vision to achieve peace through governance. Our Secure Future believes that women make the crucial difference to achieving more effective governance and lasting peace.

Three key areas of opportunity to strengthen the global Women, Peace and Security agenda are:

    • Amplifying women’s voices,
    • Strengthening the global network of women peacebuilders,
    • Promoting committed action by multiple stakeholders to turn policy into practice

Some of the partners and organizations that we work with include: Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership, Empower Peace, the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, Urgent Action Fund, Global Green Grants, and the United Nations Association.

What is Women, Peace and Security?

After years of persistent advocacy by civil society organizations, Security Council resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace, and Security, unanimously passed in October of 2000. UNSCR 1325 is the first formal recognition by the international community of the critical roles women play in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The mandate brings attention to gender equality in all aspects of international peace and security decision-making. UNSCR 1325 is based on the four pillars of participation, protection, prevention, and relief and recovery. The UN Security Council subsequently adopted additional resolutions that focus on ending conflict-related sexual violence, addressing obstacles to implementation of UNSCR 1325, and calling for measures of accountability.

For more information click here. http://www.usip.org/gender_peacebuilding/about_UNSCR_1325

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