282b UN Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security

Part 1: 14 September - 2 October
Part 2: 7 - 20 March
Part 1: StockholmSweden
Part 2: To be decidedSweden
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
April 30, 2015


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers, as part of its bilateral development assistance, Advanced International Training Programmes of strategic importance to the social and economic development in the participants’ countries. The International Training Programmes are specially designed for persons qualified to participate in reform processes of strategic importance on different levels and holds a position in their home organisation with a mandate to run processes of change. This methodology is based on the assumption that your country wish to carry out changes and are willing to invest own resources to achieve these changes. In the long-term perspective the programmes shall contribute to institutional strengthening and capacity development in the participants’ countries.

Training is focused on support to indivual or team plans for change. The plan shall be well established in the participant’s organisation and is a basic part of the programme concept. In this brochure you will find information on the specific objectives for this particular programme, its content and structure, and how and when to apply. You will also find an application form. UNSCR 1325 was a milestone in international efforts to end “gender blindness” and marginalization of women in post conflict peace and security operastions. Its wide ranging provisions mandated a role for women across all stages of the conflict to peace transition.

The issues of UNSCR 1325 have long been on the International Community’s agenda. Much of UNSCR 1325 focuses on opening access for women’s influence and to participate in peace processes. It is also important to empower women (and concerned men) to participate and directly contribute to the implementation of UNSCR 1325. Another issue that highlights the complexity of the implementation is the coordination and accountability to promote and ensure knowledge awareness and action on UNSCR 1325 issues of local institutions. In that respect the work with conducting National Action Plans has now started and should be supported as well as the implementation.

The point of departure for women’s participation in peace processes and the development in the society is the right perspective. Women and girls have their right to participate in political processes and in other decision making mechanisms and the role of women as actors need to be strengthened specifically in conflict- and post conflict countries. We invite participants who have the capacity to constructively influence a sustainable and peaceful development in their countries through their positions within governmental organizations, human rights commissions, civil society organizations, academic institutions, media and private sector. We trust that the Programme will be of importance to you and hereby invite you to nominate candidates


Please note that this program targets only: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Liberia and South Sudan.  The principle aim of the training is:  – to contribute to the understanding of the need for increasing women’s influence and participation in the conflict management and postconflict reconstruction;
– to increase the recognition of the special needs of girls and women
in peace processes.
– to enable organisational and professional change where participants will be able to use the knowledge and tools provided by the programme to contribute to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

Target Group

Applicants from the following countries may apply: Colombia, DRC, Georgia, Liberia and South Sudan. The programme admits 25 participants. It is primarily designed for senior and mid-level officials in organizations and government agencies working with women's and human rights and in the security sector. Participants should represent one of the following:1. Government, e.g. relevant ministries such as Judiciary, National Defense, Police authority, Human Rights Commissions, Gender Ministries.2. NGOs, e.g. human rights or women’s rights organisations.3. Academic institutions4. Media and the private sectorThe selection process is carried out by the programme management in Sweden.


The training programme is focused on post-conflict and transitional countries (Colombia, DRC, Georgia, Liberia and South Sudan). The management team consists of experts from the field of women, peace and security and project management which will ensure that the programme will be both useful and inspiring, combining different international and national perspectives. The content of the programme is also centred on experience sharing between the participants as well as with trainers. The main focus of training in Sweden is on theoretical and practical components within the field of women, peace and security with an emphasis on project design, results based management and communication strategies, and has been divided into 4 learning modules:
1. Experience of working with 1325
2. Understanding structures and processes for the implementation
of 1325
3. Planning and strategies for the implementation of 1325
4. Actions for the realization of 1325 The programme is planned and implemented by Indevelop and Kvinna till Kvinna in collaboration with the Department of Peace and Conflict at Uppsala University.





Chris Coulter


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