The Status of Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace, Security) among the Community, Non-governmental organizations, and Governmental Institutes of the Duhok Governorate: Current State of the Affairs
Marino A. Mohammed

Women and girls in Iraq face many issues, especially in terms of gender equality. There have been attempts by human rights non-governmental organizations (i.e., Local and International) to work on these ongoing issues, one of which is through the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 of October 2000. The current study aims to find the status of the 1325 resolution community individuals, non-governmental organizations personnel, and government employees. This study consists of 375 participants, including people from the community and staff of non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions. A self-design questionnaire was used as a measurement tool, composed of 3 parts: the first was directed to the community, the second for non-governmental organization heads, and the third for heads of governmental entities. The results suggested a low level of awareness among the community, non-governmental organizations personnel, and government employees. In addition, none of the governmental institutions included in the study had information or knowledge about resolution 1325. Regarding people’s attitudes toward the pillars of the resolution, the attitudes towards decision-making and problem-solving components were mostly positive, while attitudes toward the conflict-resolution were more negative. The results highlight the issue of policy implementations in the region.

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