The functions of women in peacekeeping and disputes are the fundamental focus of UNITAR. The sole objective is anchoring equality, participation, and safeguarding women as principal elements of foreign and security policies—involvement of women in the peace process, not a new aspect. For many years, women are known to work at the grassroots levels for their privileges, in areas prone to conflicts, and peace courses. This is in plain variation to the official peace discussions, whereby women are overly excluded. Even though research proves that women’s participation grows the prospects of peace deliberations having lasting achievements, only eight percent of deliberators were women between 1990 and 2017.
In 2000, The Security Council sanctioned resolve 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. It has been provided with the concrete element by upbeat resolves of 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122, and 2242 and by follow-up resolve 2467, facilitated by Germany. These Resolves emphasize four points. Foremost, women should be powerfully represented and aggressively involved at every level of the peace process and security policy. Secondly, every individual should be safeguarded against sexual violence in armed disputes. Thirdly, women should be considered as an essential component of every conflict prevention measure. Ultimately, every assistance, restoration, and rehabilitation measure should take gender-sensitive account of men and women’s requirements.
The supraregional Women, Peace and Security Principal Points Network was determined in 2016 during the UN General Assembly to encourage interchange on best practices on principle implementation anchored on Resolution 1325. The System, consisting of 80 nations and regional bodies, for instance, the European Union converge twice each year during the General Assembly in September. The Network wishes to explicitly fortify the role of women leadership in Africa’s change, predominantly in the areas pertaining to power, peace, and stability.