Advancing 1325 Implementation in the U.S.
WILPF is a voice not an echo. Our voice has been heard by the United Nations in the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Now, the United Nations has requested that member countries develop implementation plans. In October 2010, Secretary of the State, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her commitment to creating and implementing a U.S. 1325 National Action Plan (NAP) by October 2011, recognizing that “countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights and opportunity.” Upon hearing the announcement, WILPF’s Advancing Human Rights 1325 Committee immediately drafted a petition affirming the U.S.’s commitment and developed a multi-dimensional approach to ensure that the U.S. 1325 NAP would not merely be a tool for making war safe for woman, BUT would serve to advance the status of women everywhere and prevent future wars.