Joined-Up Thinking: International Measures for Women’s Security and SALW Control (2010)

01 October 2010
This paper explores the links that should have been made, and even now might be made, between two significant UN initiatives on ‘security’ - UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 concerned with women in relation to peace and security, and The UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) which dealt with small arms and light weapons (SALW) as a threat to security. The paper asks, what can SALW control policy contribute to women’s security; how can SCR 1325 be used in SALW control; and how can women contribute to eliminating the ‘SALW problem’?
Cynthia Dehesa and Sarah Masters
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