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UN Resolutions on Women, Peace & Security

Fountain-ISOKO leverages a number of different international laws, including UN Resolutions, to advance the effective engagement of Burundian women in local peace and development.

In 2000, UNSC made history by adopting the Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security. This resolution calls for the active participation of women at all decision-making level to establish peace, protect them from basic rights violations, provide access to justice and services and to fight against all forms of discrimination.

Since 2010, Fountain-ISOKO implements the in-country monitoring of the UNSCR 1325 project in partnership with other local civil society organizations.

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Resolution 1325 (2000)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 4213th meeting, on 31 October 2000

9. Calls upon all parties to armed conflict to respect fully international law applicable to the rights and protection of women and girls, especially as civilians, in particular the obligations applicable to them under the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 1977, the Refugee Convention of 1951 and the Protocol thereto of 1967, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979 and the Optional Protocol thereto of 1999 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989 and the two Optional Protocols thereto of 25 May 2000, and to bear in mind the relevant provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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