In 2000, Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) was passed unanimously, addressing the impact of war on women, and women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. In 2012, the organization PeaceWomen launched the Second Edition of the ‘Women, Peace and Security Handbook,’ which examines the degree to which the Security Council has internalised the thematic agenda of women, peace and security in its geographic work over the past 12 years, specifically in the Council’s country-specific resolutions. Additionally, it offers a gender-based analysis that assesses the consistency with which Council resolutions reflect the language and intent of SCR 1325.
The handbook is divided into twelve thematic chapters, each including suggested council actions on country specific resolutions, summaries of language tends, and examples of good practice. Country specific case studies include language from the South Sudan resolution on sexual and gender-based violence, and the electoral process in Liberia. The recommendations call for the incorporation of more comprehensive language on women and gender in future country-specific resolutions.