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Recognizing the Disproportionate Impact that Conflict has on Women and Girls:

NATO’s demonstrated commitment to UN Security Council Resolutions concerning Women Peace and Security.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, commonly referred to as NATO, over several years has implemented UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122 and 2422. Beginning in 2007 NATO has operated with an overarching policy in support of Women Peace and Security measures.

Read about NATO’s commitment to these policies and access their annual reports on Women Peace and Security here.


Recommended resources

Related organizations:

Organizations associated with FGW:

  • Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security advocates for the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security.
  • Institute for Inclusive Security works to shift how the world thinks about security and who is making the decisions about war and peace.
  • Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Women’s Peace and Security Program
  • U.S. Institute for Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace.
  • Global Fund for Women is a champion for gender equality, standing up for women and girls to be strong, safe, powerful, and heard.
  • The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) bringing together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.
  • UN Women  is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

UN resolution 1325:


  • UN Women, Gender Justice & the Law: Assessment of Laws Affecting Gender Equality in the Arab States RegionRead here.
  • UN Chief Recommendation for Women in Peace Negotiations. Read here.
  • New CFR report on How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests
  • Next 15 Years of Resolution 1325: Charting a Path Forward, Institute for Inclusive Security. Read here. 
  • Reimagining Peacemaking: Women’s Roles in Peace Process, International Peace Institute. Read here.
  • We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, but There’s Much More to Do to Stretch International Women’s Day to Every Day, by Susan Shaer, Executive Director of WAND, and co-authored by Julie Arostegui, J.D., WAND Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director. Read here.
  • Women advocates in Israel move UNSCR 1325 forward in their country by passing a resolution to call for increased women’s involvement in decision-making, especially around issues of peace and security. Read here.
  • On November 18, 2014, members of FGW attended the conference “Advancing the Role of Women Political Leaders in Peace and Security” in Rabat. Read here.
  • Berlin Convenor Julie Arostegui writes in the War Resisters League newsletter. Read here.
  • Benefits of a National Action Plan to Implement UNSCR 1325 for the US, by Zan Larson. Read here.
  • Women’s Representation in Security Decision Making 2013-2014, Hebrew text. Link here.
  • Implementing and Monitoring National Action Plans: Strategies of Women’s Organizations. Link here.
  • Women, Peace, and Security: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in the Israeli context. Link here.
  • The Escalation of Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls in the MENA Region. Read here.


  • Headscarves and Hymens:  Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy: an indictment of women’s second-class status in the religion, politics, law and culture of the Middle East.
  • Your Fatwa Does not Apply Here: Untold stories from the fight against Muslim Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune: a tribute to the brave women who have stood up to fundamentalist violence in their own countries.
  • Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish woman’s escape from Iran by Sima Goel: a story of courage and dedication, and of a mother’s love  – a story of freedom’s call and the response of one woman.


Discussion with Monica McWilliams, Former Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Signatory to the Good Friday Agreement, on her experience in Northern Ireland, moderated by Tuija Talvitie, Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative, at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Discussion with former US President Jimmy Carter on “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,” moderated by Monica McWilliams at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Women, War & Peace is five-part Public Broadcasting Service television series challenging the perception that war and peace are men’s domain. This series explores women’s expanding role in conflict as targets as well as agents of peace. Featuring:

  • I Came to Testify follows the pursuit of justice by women raped by Serb-led forces;
  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell tells the story of a Liberian woman who took on Charles Taylor during the civil war to seek peace;
  • Peace Unveiled is the story of Afghan women risking their lives to secure women’s rights in peace negotiations;
  • The War We Are Living follows two Afro-Columbian women in the southwest of Colombia resisting displacement and terrorization in a stuggle for their gold-rich land.
  • War Redefined challenges women’s exclusion in war and peace discussions through interviews with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; and globalization expert Moisés Naím.