International-Alert Policy Paper: Twenty years of Implementing UNSCR 1325 and the women, peace and security agenda: lessons from the field

This policy paper offers donors, national governments and peace practitioners practically orientated insights into effective implementation of the WPS agenda. It highlights a.o. the importance of engaging with men and masculinities to address conservative patriarchal gender norms and institutional socio-political constraints. The paper also encourages strategic engagement between national governments and local women’s rights organisations and networks as key to promoting political engagement and participation of women.

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