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Bullets are Cheaper than Sugar: The Need for New Approaches to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the MENA Region

04.02.2021 / Created by (EMWF)

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 (UNSCR 1325) and the nine subsequent resolutions adopted under the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is issuing this paper to reflect discussions and opinions by feminist activists in theMiddle East and North Africa (MENA) on how they view the WPS Agenda and how they engage with it in their work.

WILPF believes that it is important to examine what has been achieved, identify gaps and impediments, and have a grassroots-informed approach to the way forward.

This policy brief echoes the focus and main findings of WILPF’s global report on the occasion of the 20th anniversary, that there are three primary challenges to progress on Women, Peace and Security:

1. Militarism and militarisation;

2. The patriarchal and political underpinnings of the agenda; and

3. Lack of accountability for implementation.

Celebrating the WPS Agenda is important, but a critical review is also essential in order to develop a strategy for moving forward. 


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Publishing house : Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 40
  • Language : English


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