A Study into the Ways to Better Incorporate Women into Peace-building and Conflict Resolution Through the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

This paper will seek to address why it is that, as of yet, Resolution 1325 has not been truly successful in terms of its implementation. In doing so, it will first explore the resolution’s three “pillars”: (1) participation, (2) prevention, and (3) protection, providing a platform from which to understand why it is that the more conventional methods used to implement 1325, mainly quotas and legislative methods, have been ineffective. The paper seeks to propose an alternative and more holistic way to go about incorporating women into peacebuilding.