"Women, Peace, Security"
This year's March 8 was declared International Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Swiss President and minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheline Calmy-Rey, chose this day to present the Swiss action plan for the UN Security Council Resolution on women, peace and security.
National action plan
Resolution 1325 from the year 2000 is the first UN Security Council Resolution which expressly refers to the effects of armed conflicts on women and girls and underlines the importance of women in peace processes. The Swiss national action plan for the period 2007 – 2009 contains a catalogue of measures by units of the federal administration involved in the promotion of women. The resolution contains three priorities: women’s involvement in peace promotion measures, gender-specific violence against women and girls in armed conflicts and differences in the way men and women are affected by armed conflicts.
About the National action plan
- National action plan: women, peace and security
Press release of the Swiss Federal Authorities homepage, 8 March 2007
- Women, peace and security (pdf, 10 pages)
National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)
- Women and armed conflict
Site of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
In the Swiss media
- Calmy-Rey unveils action plan for women
Swissinfo, 8 March 2007
- UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security
Full text of the resolution 1325