The goal of the project was to contribute to democratic governance and women’s rights in the Western Balkans by advancing implementation of SCR 1325.
UN WOMEN has been implementing the regional project entitled Advancing Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security in the Western Balkans (2011-2013) since January 2011. This project builds on prior UN WOMEN work in Kosovo since 1999 and is a logical follow-up to two UN WOMEN projects implemented in Kosovo and sub-regionally during the period 2005-2007 and 2008-1011. The regional project has two broad components; gender-sensitive security sector reform and women’s engagement in peace processes at all political and social levels. Activities include working with security sector actors and other relevant public authorities to implement UNSCR 1325 as well as supporting civil society advocates to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality in public and private life. The project is regional in scope with country specific activities planned and implemented in Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/1999), Macedonia and Serbia.