The International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) is an international non-governmental organization established in l976 following the United Nations International Women's Year World Conference in Mexico City. With a commitment to empowering people and building communities, IWTC provides communication, information, education, and organizing support services to women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Western Asia. More...
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#364: SCR 1325 UPDATE: INCREASED DEMANDS FOR CONCRETE ACTION ON 1325
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently appointed Sweden's Margot Wallström as SRSG as requested in Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1888. Ms Wallström will head the UN's work to combat sexual violence against women and children in conflict zones. 'Violence against women is the most common but least punished crime in the world' she said upon her appointment, and stated that she will lobby for the recognition of sexual violence in war as a war crime. More...
#363: UN SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS SECOND RESOLUTION ON WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY
On September 30, 2009, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution that addresses the need to end sexual violence against women in conflict-affected countries. Introduced by the US government, at a session chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the resolution builds on SCRs 1325 and 1820, both of which were instrumental in raising the issue of sexual violence on the Security Council’s agenda. In her address to the council, Clinton affirmed that “today, the United States joins with the international community in sending a simple and unequivocal message: violence against women and children will not be tolerated and must be stopped.” More...
IWTC HOSTS STRATEGY SESSION ON UNSCR 1820, SEPT 21-25, 2009
The International Women's Tribune Centre is organizing a strategy session where women from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burma, Nepal, the Netherlands and Canada will come together to share experiences on their work with implementing international policies like Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 in conflict-affected countries, and begin a strategic and practical “grounding” in their work with SCR 1820. The goalsof the session are to develop country- specific strategies and explore collective strategies for the full implementation of SCR 1820, which recognizes sexual violence as a tactic of war and links it with the maintenance of international peace and security; and to examine which components of this resolution have relevance to each participant’s country.
During the session, IWTC will be hosting a blog which will include papers and documents on SCR 1820; photographs, video and mini-interviews with participants; and updates and blog posts from participants as the session unfolds.
IWTC has produced an assessment paper on SCR 1820 entitled United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820: A Preliminary Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities to serve as a primary resource for this session. Access the paper at.
IWTC has produced four sets of prototype radio programs about UNSCR 1325 in partnership with community broadcasters and women's organizations in the Philippines, Uganda, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Click here to find out more and listen in...
What is UNSCR 1325?
What is the UN Security Council Resolution 1325? It’s a landmark document that marks the first time the UN Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and recognized their contributions to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peace-building. This same document stressed the importance of women’s equal and full participation as active agents in peace and security.
Download the simplified version of UNSCR 1325 [Plain Text] [PDF]
Download the full version of UNSCR 1325 [Plain text] [PDF]
Women, Ink. is the bookstore of the International Women’s Tribune Centre (IWTC) that markets and distributes resources that focus on the perspectives of women from developing nations or in United Nations language, the Global South. Women, Ink. has a strong committment to giving visibility to books published in the Global South and continuously updates and includes new resources that meet the needs of women worldwide. Women, Ink. carries materials from international organizations and small presses in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. New resources are always welcome. More...
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG) was formed in May 2000 to successfully advocate for a UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) on women, peace and security. This was achieved collaboratively with the unanimous adoption of SCR 1325 on 31 October 2000. Now, the NGOWG advocates for and monitors the participation of women, prevention of conflict and protection of all civilians, to ensure full and rapid implementation of SCR 1325’s promises.
Giving a voice to issues of significant importance to women’s lives in the present global and local contexts, using community and commercial radio, internet radio, written press (women owned and mainstream media),
electronic lists and TV news.