Women, Peace And Security

    Women are underrepresented at the negotiating table. Only 8 per cent of participants in peace processes are female. This means the female perspective remains unheard. Cordaid works to help women make their concerns known.

    Gender and the post-2015 agenda

    We believe it is vital that women’s rights and issues are integrated into the plans that are being made for international development after 2015.

    That is why Cordaid is a strong advocate of ensuring that the voices of local women are heard in the realisation of the New Deal.

    UN resolution 1325

    We also support several projects aimed at implementing UN resolution 1325, such as the Transition Monitor and the Barometer.


    The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) focuses, among many other things, on the links between women’s empowerment and the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from Member States, UN entities and NGOs convene at the UN Headquarters in New York to network, strategize and plan initiatives for the year to come.

    Read more about the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).