Women are the experts in building peaceful futures for their communities. Any efforts to resolve the conflicts and their root causes will require women to play a full and equal part. We say women matter.
#IMatter is a worldwide campaign that connects women, girls, LGBTQI+ people, and gender non-conforming people who are living through and after a crisis. We want to showcase their power and strength from the beginning-when they are often the first to respond-all the way to their leadership in reconstructing their societies after a conflict.
Transforming power to put women at the heart of peace building
The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) –a landmark resolution on women’s role in peacebuilding –progress on women’s rights and leadership in peace and security decision making continues to fall short. Many legal and normative frameworks to secure the rights of women are being consistently undermined and the universality of human rights denied. While many states claim to champion gender equality and women’s empowerment, and 84 UN member states have developed National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), their actions rarely match up to the rhetoric.