18.09.2023, KOFF à propos: Article: Militarization and the search for a feminist peace policy

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on "Women, Peace and Security" is considered a milestone, but our work to implement the resolution reveals several points of criticism. Read more about the search for a truly feminist peace policy in the article by our programme manager Annemarie Sancar in KOFF's magazine à propos.

Our work with like-minded peace organisations to implement 1325 shows: The number of women involved in negotiation processes is not sufficient as a measure of success. Furthermore, security is interpreted too militaristically in the resolution. The structural causes of gender-specific violence in wars and armed conflicts are disregarded.

Feminist peace policy, however, looks at structurally anchored patriarchal power relations. It stands for a comprehensive understanding of security and tackles the causes of gender-based violence.

Read the full article in our press review.

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