The UN-Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted ten years ago. It is a milestone in the history of women’s rights because it reinforces the important role of women in the prevention of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, and in post-conflict reconstruction instead of portraying them in their traditional role as passive victims of war.
GEZA and ÖNSI OB organized an event about “From women's perspective: women in post - conflict situations in Africa”. Within the framework of this event Sabine Mandl (BIM) reported about genderroles during wars and postconflict areas, as well as the importance of special needs for children women and men, that should not only be implemented in peace promoting work, but also in the development cooperation.
The Seminar on Georgia and Peaceful Conflict Resolution, organised by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation in cooperation with BIM, held in Vienna on September 25th 2012 has brought together representatives of all three regions – Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia, as well as experts – scholars and practitioners working on conflict resolution in Georgia. During the Seminar Sabine Mandl and Christine Sommer, researchers from BIM, were talking about "The role of women and civil society in peacebuilding".
The Eurasia Partnership Foundation is going to organize, in cooperation with the Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, and the Bosch Foundation the seminar
“Georgia’s conflicts: The Road to Peace-building”
at Diplomatic Academy in Vienna on September 25, 2012
Sabine Mandl, Expert on women rights at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights talks within the radio programm “Radiokolleg” of Ö1 (13.2 to 16.2) about the development and meaning of the UN – resolution of the security council (UNRES) 1325 from a viewpoint considering women rights.
BIM, as partner of the CARE Austria-Project "Strengthening Women's Capacity for Peace-building in the South Caucasus Region", wrote desk-research reports in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan focusing on women’s development and the resulted enhancement based on women’s participation in society and democracy. The reports handle further on with the equal treatment of men and women, as well as peace building and democracy developing situations in which women in these countries are taking part.
On October 20th, 2010 an event focusing on “Women, Peace and Security” was held in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. It was organized by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), CARE, VIDC and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute ofHuman Rights.