Below are listed important legislative milestones in the fight towards gender equality.
UN Security Council Resolutions
UNSCR 1325 (2000)
Acknowledges the distinctive quality of women’s experiences in conflict and recognises the role they play in peace and security.
UNSCR 1820 (2008)
First UNSCR to recognize sexual violence as a tactic and weapon of war.
UNSCR 1888 (2009)
Re-iterates the severity of sexual violence and strengthens the mechanisms and tools used to implement UNSCR 1820 by appointing special representatives for sexual violence in conflict.
UNSCR 1889 (2009)
Calls for greater reporting and monitoring on women’s participation at all levels of the peace process and post conflict stage
UNSCR 1960 (2010)
Confirms the importance of ending conflict-related sexual violence by creating accountability systems which encourages increased monitoring, analysis, and reporting.
UNSCR 2106 (2013)
Addresses operational concerns and provides guidelines to combat sexual violence and impunity.
UNSCR 2122 (2013)
Urges all parties to take stronger measures to facilitate equal, full and meaningful participation of women in conflict resolution and recovery.
UNSCR 2242 (2015)
Refocuses the WPS agenda set out by UNSCR 1325 by addressing implementation hurdles of gender mainstreaming in the UN system.
UNSCR 2272 (2016)
Addresses sexual exploitation and abuse in peace operations
UNSCR 2331 (2016)
First-ever resolution on human trafficking, which emphasizes that human trafficking can exacerbate conflict and foster insecurity
Statement on Women, Peace, and Security (2020)
Statement by the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace, and Security, HE MME Bineta Diop