In October 2000, the United Nations adopted Security Council Resolution 1325, recognizing the crucial role of women in peace and security. Women are disproportionately impacted by wars and conflicts, but they also play a pivotal role in maintaining peace. Within their households and communities, women sustain peace using their instincts and informal negotiation skills. During humanitarian crises, women are often the first responders, providing essential support to their communities and highlighting the immense potential of women in increasing and sustaining peace efforts in both the short and long term. Thus, the inclusion of women and their perspectives in peace efforts is fundamental. In partnership with UN Women, ARDD has been actively supporting women-led community-based organizations to promote their meaningful participation in implementing the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace, and Security.
The “Amaani – Strengthening Women’s Participation for Localization of UNSCR 1325” project is a 15-month initiative building on ARDD´s efforts since 2012, and its previous work with UN Women with the Jordan NGOs Forum (JONAF (to advance the localization of UNSCR 1325 in Jordan. It focuses on:
- Enhancing understanding of women´s social justice issues and the local response to UNSCR 1325.
- Strengthening the capacities and mobilization of local women-led and youth organizations to implement interventions under UNSCR 1325.
- Establishing the Al-Nahda Women´s Studies Institute as part of ARDD Renaissance Strategic Center to fill the gap in women´s social justice expertise and research capacity in Jordan and contribute to equality in the region.
- Employing a bottom-up approach for direct engagement with the communities, particularly women in the southern regions of Jordan through the coming-together “Tawasol” initiative providing the space for local women to meet and discuss (with Al-Nahda Women Network) their challenges, initiatives relevant to linkages with, social cohesion, 1325, and WPS.
Empowered local women-led and youth organizations advocating for the localization of UNSCR 1325 in Jordan.
Well-capacitated women and youth-led organizations actively engaged in community processes that uphold the UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace, and Security agenda.
Our approach is participatory and evidence-based, tailored to the local context. We:
- Launch the Al-Nahda Women´s Studies Institute to conduct research on local and regional women´s issues.
- Produce localized research on women´s social justice issues and the local response to UNSCR 1325.
- Identify synergies for the long-term implementation of UNSCR 1325.
- Engage local women-led and youth organizations emphasizing PVE, women’s role in peacebuilding, and UNSCR 1325.