Conflict-related sexual violence is increasingly recognized as not only a weapon of war, but a threat
to international peace and security. In 2012, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Peace
Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the Human Rights Center at the University of California-Berkeley
School of Law, and Women in International Security (WIIS), launched the Missing Peace Initiative to
examine the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, identify gaps in knowledge
and reporting, and explore how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence.
Since its launch, the Initiative has produced new research, developed a network of innovative scholars,
and broadened the study of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) and sexual exploitation and
abuse (SEA). This website provides links to publications, events and reports on the topic of CRSV.
ISIS Europe *In particular, please see the "Gender peace and security documents resource", which contains "a listing of relevant EU, EP, UN, NATO, OSCE and other documents on gender, peace and security. Also lists European 1325 National Action Plans." [FROM WEBSITE]
MERLN is a consortium of military education research libraries working together to provide access to a variety of unique resources for the use of researchers and scholars. The MERLN website is maintained by the National Defense University Libraries staff in Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, VA.
This collection includes papers on gender issues in early warning, peace processes, peacekeeping, post-conflict planning and financing, and transitional justice. (These resources are available on PDF format either in English, Spanish or French.)
H-Minerva, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, is affiliated with the Minerva Center, a non-profit educational foundation. H-Minerva is the H-Net discussion network devoted to the study of women and war and women in the military, worldwide and in all historical areas.
For each summary of the UN SC Resolutions: the preamble is the first section of a Security Council resolution which gives context and general considerations. The second part is the operational paragraphs, marked with paragraph numbers, where the SC takes decisions. Here are summarised the following Res.: SC Res. 1325 (2000), SC Res. 1820 (2008), SC Res. 1888 (2009), SC Res. 1889 (2009), SC Res. 1960 (2010), SC Res. 2106 (2013), SC Res. 2122 (2013).
OpenDemocracy has been exploring the major themes of these biennial conferences in articles written by participants and openDemocracy's own authors. This year Jessica Horn and Jenny Morgan are reporting for openDemocracy.