Future Of UNSCR 1325
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy*
OPENINGS FOR PEACE: UNSCR 1325, WOMEN AND SECURITY IN INDIA by Asha Hans and Swarna Rajagopalan Sage Publications, 2017, 324 pp., 995
December 2017, volume 41, No 12

In 2000, recognizing the changing nature of war, the UN Security Council passed Resolution No. 1325 (U6+NSCR 1325), which called for increased inclusion of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation related to conflict management, resolution and sustainable peace-building, and formally acknowledged the role women already played in this regard. 16 years on, the impact of UNSCR 1325 is indeed felt on a global level. However, as always, more needs to be done. Providing an illustrative account of India-specific contexts, Openings for Peace: UNSCR 1325, Women and Security in India, edited by Swarna Rajagopalan and Asha Hans, is a detailed primer on key factors that have a bearing on security, peace-building and the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in India. The contours of every chapter in Openings for Peace are defined by specific thematic aspects and components of the letter and spirit of UNSCR 1325, and are supplemented by Indian contexts in which they are applied.

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