Women, Peace and Security

Women, Peace and Security is an international agenda that has developed from the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which highlighted the gendered impacts of conflict and also emphasised that women's participation is critical for sustainable peace building. NIWEP contributed to introducing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 to Northern Ireland and one . In 2020, the Resolution marks its 20th anniversary and this will be a core area of work for NIWEP. 

All Party Group on UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace and Security

NIWEP provides the secretariat for the Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace and Security. The purpose of the APG is to raise awareness of the lack of participation of women in political and public life in areas outlined in UNSCR 1325 and it has cross party membership. 

In 2014, the APG in collaboration with the Westminster All Party Political Group (APPG) on Women, Peace and Security undertook an Inquiry into the implementation of the principles of UNSCR 1325 in Northern Ireland. NIWEP supported the administration of the Inquiry and published the final report, which highlighted a wide ranging series of recommendations for action, and contributed to raising awareness of the issues. A toolkit on addressing the issues was subsequently produced by the women's sector in Northern Ireland.