• Women's Rights - Know My Name Campaign

    I created the Know My Name platform to help amplify the voice and vision of countless women and men working to end violence and change the public narrative about creating peace in our lifetime.

  • Gender Advisor Sahana Dharmapuri at Harvard

    L-R: Sahana Dharmapuri, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Medina, Helen Benedict, Abby Disney speak at the Harvard Forum event, Women, War and Peace.

  • Sahana Dharmapuri Gender Advisor

    Women's equal participation and contribution in peacemaking and peace building is vital to peace and security.

  • Gender Advisor Sahana Dharmapuri

    UNSCR 1325 addresses the impact of war on women and underscores the principle of gender equality as key to sustainable peace and security.

Equality between
men and women
is at the heart
of international
peace and security

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UN 1325) asks security actors to apply a gender perspective to matters of international peace and security as a way to better address human security needs and non-traditional security threats.

But few security actors and policymakers know how to move from the aspiration of the policy to actual practice in their daily work.

This website focuses on UN 1325 and provides access to subject matter experts, tools and information to help answer the question, "How do I do this?"

  • Quote from Major General Patrick Cammaert

    "It is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict."
    Major General Patrick Cammaert, Former United Nations Force Commander for the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Quote from Ambassador A.K. Chowdhury

    "The Security Council expressed for the first time in its history of 55 years its conceptual acceptance that peace is inextricably linked with equality between women and men."
    Ambassador A.K. Chowdhury, Former Under Secretary General and High Representative of the UN

  • Quote from Brigadier Karl Engelbrektson, Force Commander of the Nordic Battlegroup, for the Swedish Genderforce

    "Understanding the role of women is important when building stability in an area…Creating conditions for a functioning everyday life is vital from a security perspective."
    Brigadier Karl Engelbrektson, Nordic Battlegroup Force Commander, Swedish Armed Forces