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UN-Resolution 1325

Acknowledges women’s important role within the peace processes of post-war countries

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 from the year 2000 acknowledges women’s important role within the peace processes of post-war countries. The resolution demands that all UN member states integrate more women into peace negotiations and security policy planning and establishes sexualised violence as a hindrance to successful peace building processes.

UN Resolution 1820 from 2008 even goes a step further by acknowledging that sexualised violence is used as a weapon of war.

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UN-Resolution 1820

Describes the use of sexualised violence as a war tactic

The Security Council of the United Nations in Resolution 1820 described the use of sexualised violence as a war tactic for the first time, establishing sexualised violence as a threat to world peace and international security.

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