NATO’S adoption of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: Making the agenda a reality

Katharine AM Wright
  • International Political Science Review, May 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0192512116638763

NATO's engagement with the Women, Peace and Security agenda

What is it about?

The Women, Peace and Security agenda encapsulated in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the seven follow-up resolution was adopted in 2000. This paper examines NATO's belated engagement with the agenda and draws attention to the role of partner states in bringing the Women, Peace and Security onto NATO's agenda. It also draws attention to the role of other key actors, including feminist bureaucrats ('femocrats'), and highlights their importance in realising NATO's engagement with Women, Peace and Security.

Why is it important?

My findings show that NATO's engagement with UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security should be understood against NATO's little explored but decades long concern with the status of women in the armed forces. This explains how NATO has come to understand Women, Peace and Security as of 'added value' to the alliance both in terms of operations and diplomacy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192512116638763

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