Women, Peace and Security

Increasing the effective participation of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention efforts is a key priority for the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA). The issue first made it on to the Security Council’s agenda in 2000, with the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). However, despite many global and regional commitments and initiatives, the number of women involved in formal peacemaking processes remains low; and many peace agreements do not include gender provisions that sufficiently address women’s security and peacebuilding needs.

The United Nations Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) remains mindful of the critical role that women’s meaningful participation in efforts towards bringing and sustaining peace in Hudaydah will bring. Requests to ensure appropriate representation in support of this process have been systematically made to both parties.

Within UNMHA, the Mission strives to reach gender parity across its personnel.

The Mission also addresses the Women, Peace and Security agenda through enacting gender mainstreaming training and a crosscutting approach in all activities. This ensures a responsibility for actioning the WPS agenda is incumbent on all staff members, irrespective of position, function or level.

For more information, visit https://peacemaker.un.org/wps