In 2000 the United Nations drafted the resolution 1325 as a response to the changing nature of warfare, in which civilians were increasingly targeted, and women continued to be excluded from participating in peace processes. UNSCR 1325 addresses the crucial role women play in conflict management, conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
The Center for Conflict Resolution, one of the pioneer organizations in Uganda to include women in peace and reconciliation processes, was invited to participate in a 2-day reflection meeting for the Uganda 1325 Coalition, organized by the Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO).
Since 2010, CEWIGO has worked with the Uganda UNSCR 1325 Coalition on and in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to monitor the progress Uganda makes each year on the implementation of the action plan on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 and the Goma Declaration.
The objectives of the meeting were:
- Evaluate progress made from monitoring the implementation of the National Action Plan on implementing the UNSCR 1325, 1820 and the Goma Declaration.
- Evaluate coalition member’s contribution to deepening the understanding and application of UNSCR 1325.
- Share experiences and build cohesion amongst the Uganda 1325 coalition.
- Discuss and agree on enhancing the advocacy strategy for the Uganda UNSCR 1325 coalition after June 2016.
The 2-day event took place on June 15th and 16th at the Esella Country Resort in Kampala.
Representing CECORE, Mr. Patrick Bwire (Program Coordinator), Ms. Lydia Aballa (Project Officer) and Ms. Anna Harty (Intern) were present during this event to evaluate and share experiences regarding the implementation of the DGF 3-year funded project “Deepening the Understanding and Application of UNSCR 1325” project.