Brazil and UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Progress and Challenges of the Implementation Process.

Author:

Giannini, R., Lima, M. & Pereira, P.

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Date:

2016

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Gender, Peace Building and Security

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Giannini, R., Lima, M. & Pereira, P. (2016). Brazil and UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Progress and Challenges of the Implementation Process. PRISM, Vol. 6, No. 1, Women, Peace & Inclusive Security pp. 178-197.

The article analyses the efforts Brazil has made to implement the UNSCR 1325 by dividing it into 4 parts: The women in the Brazilian Armed Forces, participation of Brazilians in peacekeeping operations, steps taken in Brazil to implement the UNSCR 1325, and whether they have decided on a NAP. The article finds that Brazil has many societal constructions that create barriers for the effective implementation of UNSCR 1325, even though they have taken many important steps to implement it. The role of women needs to be challenged, and reconstructed so that both women can realise the important and fundamental role they play in peace and security of their country and men can understand the importance of including women to obtain peace and security.