The Women's Refugee Commission advocates with the UN in New York for the systemic changes in policy, funding and practice that are needed to advance the rights and ensure the protection of women, children and youth affected by conflict. We work with the diplomatic community as well as relevant UN entities. We are also involved in cross-UN agency efforts, as well as key coalitions and networks of nongovernmental organizations.WRC works to hold UN member countries responsible for implementing the Resolution 1325 and to ensure that refugee and internally displaced women and girls are given a voice in the peace process.
Progress by the international community on the women, peace and security agenda has often been ad hoc and limited to policy documents rather than extending to lived reality on the ground. Read “UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: High Hopes, Unmet Expectations,” our reflections on the 10th anniversary of SCR 1325, to learn more.
The Security Council’s 2011 Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security is covered in our blog post “An Inside Look at Women, Peace and Security.” For detailed recommendations on actions the Security Council could take right now to further implement Resolution 1325, read the NGO Working Group’s most recent advice to the Security Council in the form of Monthly Action Points.