Progress or Stagnation? A Decade of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security - The implementation using the example of Liberia - June 2011
This year women’s and peace activists celebrated International Women’s Day for the one hundredth time. Suffrage for women and an end to war were both among the first issues highlighted by early women’s rights campaigners and their voices were later joined by those of female peace and women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia and Latin America as colonies all over the world gained independence in the 1960s. The UN Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace (1975-1985) gave them a new platform to make their demands heard worldwide. In 1977 the UN General Assembly proclaimed International Women’s Day to be the UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.