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Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Adopted by the Security Council at its 4213th meeting, on 31 October 2000. 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. Resolution 1325 urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict. The resolution provides a number of important operational mandates, with implications for
and the entities of the United Nations system. The resolution text is available in 77 languages at PeaceWomen. Member States
Origin date: 2000
Convention on the Political Rights of Women
Opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 640(VII) of 20 December 1952, entry into force 7 July 1954. The convention states that: Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country directly or indirectly through freely chosen representatives, and has the right to equal access to public service in his country, and desiring to equalize the status of men and women in the enjoyment and exercise of political rights.
Origin date: 1952