Donne, pace e sicurezza: a vent'anni dalla "The Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS Agenda)" delle Nazioni Unite.


The Women, Peace and Security ("WPS") agenda was formally initiated by the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), which was adopted on 31 October 2000. UNSCR 1325 affirmed the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building initiatives. The WPS agenda rests on four pillars: prevention, participation, protection and relief and recovery. In the years since the adoption of UNSCR 1325, the UN Security Council has adopted nine more resolutions on women, peace and security, in order to provide a detailed guidance on specific aspects related to war and its impact on women, addressing different issues such as sexual and gender-based violence, human trafficking and the gendered aspects of peacekeeping efforts. The aim of this paper is thus to scrutinize the different status of women in the contest of conflicts: as victims and as active actors in peace processes.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a10n1-2p47

Keywords: United Nations; WPS agenda; peace-building; war; women; conflicts; women's rights; victims; peace processes

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