AOO: The Role of Governmental and Non-governmental Institutions, Leaders, and Actors in Strengthening the Status of Women in Society in the Light of Resolution No. 1325

Although there are many sources, literature, reports, and pamphlets for raising awareness about UN Resolution No. 1325 and the subsequent resolutions on enhancing the role of women in peacebuilding in conflict zones, much remains to be done, as this issue links to changing the behaviors and traditions that help to realize and strengthen the status of women in society.

In Iraq, which is one of the first countries to sign Resolution No. 1325, and in which the strategic plan was developed, an alliance and Network for Resolution No. 1325 and Women’s Peace Network were established, as well as dozens of events, conferences, activities, and workshops were conducted, there is still an urgent need to identify this resolution and act on it and to raise awareness about its specific aspects, its implementation and the role of the institutions concerned, each according to its specific area of competence, in implementing the themes and pillars of the resolution.

In this manual, we will discuss many important issues in order to provide many opinions and information about Resolution No. 1325 and the institutions in which action is underway to implement the Resolution in Iraq. We will also discuss the National Plan for 2021-2026 and provide a historical overview of the resolutions and declarations ensuring respect for women’s rights and protecting them against violence.

In another aspect, the manual contains a set of methods explaining the mechanisms adopted by the Iraqi government for developing the second strategic plan to implement Resolution No. 1325, along with the effective contribution by civil society institutions and organizations.

The manual provides an important presentation on the mechanisms and ways in which action is required and helps strengthen women’s status in the post-conflict phase in accordance with the UN vision.

A lot of information has been obtained from its sources referred to, and the contributions made by the author and many international and local organizations have been very helpful in developing curricula for training workshops on Resolution No. 1325.  

This project is part of a project adopted by “Accepting Others Organization” (AOO) to develop the capacities of activists and community leaders in Diyala governorate in working on Resolution 1325, which is implemented with the support of the international organization “Cordaid”. Accepting Others Organization (AOO) has extensive experience working on Resolution 1325 and has previous experience working on this decision in other cities, governorates, and various fields.

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