Author: International Alert & Women Waging Peace | In October 2000, for the first time in its history, the United Nations Security Council acknowledged that women must play a key role in promoting sustainable peace by unanimously adopting Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The resolution calls on all actors to ensure women’s participation in peace processes from the prevention of conflict to negotiations to post war reconstruction. This toolkit is intended as a resource for women peace builders and practitioners to engage effectively in peace and security issues. It highlights practical examples of women’s contributions to the peace and security field and offers concrete ideas for advocacy and strategic action.