May 26-27, 2014

_MG_1456In May of 2014, Women in International Security (WIIS), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute of North America (SIPRI-NA), and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) convened for the first workshop entitled “Gender Mainstreaming: Indicators for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and its Related Resolutions Workshop.”  On May 26-27, 2014 participants had the opportunity to connect with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to exchange new ideas and best practices on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and its related resolutions.  Participants left the workshop filled with new energy and ideas for the effective integration of gender.

View the agenda of the Workshop here.

Washington, D.C.
November 6-7, 2014

UNSCR 1325On November 6-7, 2014, Women In International Security (WIIS), along with United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Belgrade Center Security Policy (BCSP) hosted a second in Washington, DC. As part of NATO’s and NATO member states’ commitment to the full implementation of UNSCR 1325, the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme has supported The UNSCR 1325 and NATO Project. This project aims to assess how the goals and objectives of UNSCR 1325 have been operationalized by NATO member and partner states, and to identify lessons learned and best practices. At this second workshop particular attention was given to: (1.) Existing evaluation mechanisms and indicators and their effectiveness; and (2.) The transferability and contextualization of indicators —with special attention to implementation at the military level. The meeting identified challenges as well as best practices.

On Thursday November 6, participants were invited to engage in a general discussion around evaluation and assessment mechanisms with regard to UNSCR 1325, and reviewed efforts by the UN, the EU and individual countries.  The afternoon session focused more specifically on evaluation mechanisms and indicators with respect to military operations. On Friday, November 7 participants examined the draft UNSCR 1325 NATO Scorecard and offered suggestions pertaining to its methodology.

View the participant list here and the Workshop agenda here.

October 29, 2015

NATO-LogoOn October 29, 2015 Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Belgrade Center Security Policy (BCSP) will launch the WIIS/NATO 1325 Scorecard at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The Scorecard provides a methodology which assesses how well NATO member and partner states have integrated the principles of UNSCR 1325 into their policies and military operations. The Scorecard has been developed through a series of inclusive consultations with experts and policymakers from NATO member and partner States, as well as international organizations.

The presentation at NATO HQ will be the culmination event of a two year project and will be attended by Representatives of NATO member and partner states and high-level NATO officials, including NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security Marriet Schuurman. The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme has supported The UNSCR 1325 and NATO Project.

View the draft agenda for this event here.