Security Council Resolution 1325: Practice and Prospects
Refuge: Canada's Periodical On Refugees, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 41-51, 2003
11 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2010
Date Written: 2003
United Nations Security Council Resolution1325 calls for a more active role for women in the prevention and reconciliation of conflicts. Focusing on the Palestinian Right of Return and the work of a feminist organization called the JerusalemLink,this paper examines Resolution 1325’s premise that women can make a unique contribution to peace building.
Part I of this paper provides a brief overview of JerusalemLink’s work on the Palestinian Right of Return. Part II delineates the reasons why the women of JerusalemLink believe that they have succeeded in continuing dialogue about the Right of Return despite the failure of the region’s politicians. Part III extrapolates fromthework of JerusalemLink to draw conclusions about the nature of Security Council Resolution1325.
Keywords: women, peace building, Security Council Resolution 1325, Israeli-Palestine
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