“The solution is her” is a film about the importance of women in peacebuilding processes.

In 2015 fifteen years had passed since the UN security council adopted the resolution 1325 regarding women, peace and security. The resolution is based on the fact that war affects women, men, boys and girls differently. Resultantly, women’s experiences and contributions in finding solutions to conflicts are often overlooked.

By focusing on this we are hoping to make people all over the world aware of how women play a crucial role in peacebuilding and peacekeeping processes. Inclusive processes where all parts of the population’s needs are considered and prioritized are the most efficient way to ensure stable peace.

 

Resolution 1325

31. October 2000

The UN security council adopts resolution 1325. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction,  and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. You can read the full resolution here: http://bit.ly/1RQx21h

Norwegian Actionplan

31. March 2006

The Norwegian government releases an action-plan to secure that 1325 is integrated into all implementation of norwegian politics linked to peace and security. The action-plan addresses that war and conflict affects women and men differently, and that the gender perspective therefore should be considered in all political efforts towards peace and security. You can read the whole actionplan here:  http://bit.ly/2jQIMI7

Resolution 1820

19. June 2008

Resolution 1820 is adopted. This resolution is a further restriction to resolution 1325. It focuses on the fact that civilians accounts for the vast majority of those adversely affected by armed conflict, and that women and girls are specially targeted by the use of sexual violence. The resolution equates the use of sexual violence with other weapons used in armed conflict.
You can read the whole resolution here: http://bit.ly/IHVG4j

UN Women

2. October 2010

UN Women is created. For many years the UN faced challenges in its effort to promote gender equality issues because of inadequate funding and the lack of a recognised driver to direct UN activities on gender equality issues. UN Women works as the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. The organisation makes strategies which implements standards for equality in political negotiations.

Hajer Sharief

17. February 2017

Hajer Sharief receives The Student Peace Prize for her work for women, peace and security in Libya. Since 2011 Hajer has worked to include women and youth in the rebuilding of a stable Libya through her organisation “Together we build it”. She has initiated dialogue between different groups in the country and played an essential role in building a bridge between the Libyan and the international community. The award ceremony will take place on the 17th of February in Olavshallen in Trondheim.


For further reading about women, peace and security

Regjeringen.no
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/tema/utenrikssaker/fn/kvinner_fred_sikkerhet/id660488/

Women’s International League For Peace and Freedom
http://www.peacewomen.org/

UN Women
http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/women-peace-security

Gender Action for Peace and Security
http://gaps-uk.org/campaign/