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Tracking Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)

Author: C. Kuonqui, H. Cueva-Betet
Publisher: UN Women
Publication Date: Jan 2010

This short document provides an overview of the framework which was developed to track the implementation of the 1325 resolution. It aims to establish results at the impact levels (the intended objective) and outcome levels (actual change). The framework is organised around four impact areas, or pillars, which were established as the overarching long-term goals of resolution 1325:

  • Prevention: Prevention of relapse into conflict and all forms of structural and physical violence against women and girls, including sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Participation: Inclusion of women and women’s interests in decision-making processes related to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts.
  • Protection: Women and girls’ safety, physical and mental health and economic security are assured and their human rights respected.
  • Relief and recovery: Women’s and girls’ specific needs are met in conflict and post-conflict situations

To track each area’s progress the framework uses a ‘results chain’ to map how interventions are intended to result in the desired change or impact. For each link in the chain a set of indicators have been developed to show whether it is being achieved. In conclusion the author suggests the framework contains signposts of progress in the achievement and protection of women’s and girls’ human rights in peace and security situations. As part of the framework, the indicators facilitate understanding of current peace and security issues, trends, and the distance between the current situation and desired goals.