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.
L-R: Sahana Dharmapuri, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Medina, Helen Benedict, Abby Disney speak at the Harvard Forum event, Women, War and Peace.
Women's equal participation and contribution in peacemaking and peace building is vital to peace and security.
UNSCR 1325 addresses the impact of war on women and underscores the principle of gender equality as key to sustainable peace and security.
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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?"
"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
"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
"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