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Fact Sheet: Understanding United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group of the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee

Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security calls for participation of women in peace processes, gender training in peacekeeping operations, protection of women and girls and respect for their rights, and gender mainstreaming in the reporting and implementation systems of the United Nations relating to conflict, peace and security. This fact sheet explains the importance of Resolution 1325 and lists examples of how the resolution has been used in countries around the world to improve the status of women.