Skärmavbild 2015-07-13 kl. 18.24.31

What does it take to be a changemaker?

Unhealthy organizational cultures, toxic and authoritative leadership, and an inability to translate our values into meaningful action. For those with experience from value-based organizations, one or more of these will likely be familiar features. To help bridge the divide between the worlds of academia and practice in the field of international development, Leicester University has published […]

peace day 1

Happy International Day of Peace!

As war and fagility have been on the increase in the past year with intensified fighting in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria, Libya, and Central African Republic etc, it is more important than ever to discuss peaceful solutions to conflict. For International Day of Peace on the 21st of September, 1325 Policy Group […]


Introspection is Needed to End Sexual Violence in Conflict – #TIMETOACT

Today is the first day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, organized by the UK government. It is the first ever global summit on this topic, bringing together activists, civil society, experts, governments, and intergovernmental organizations. Some are hopeful that new commitments will be made by governments and the […]


Libyan Changemakers: from Housewife to Activist for UNSCR 1325

As we drive from Tripoli International Airport to the city center, passing lush green boulevards and beautiful colonial buildings, it is hard to imagine that just a few years back this was the site of a brutal dictatorship and the revolution which overthrew it. On a roof terrace overlooking the city, I sit down with […]

UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

What is UNSCR 1325?

Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) was unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council on the 31st of October 2000. UNSCR 1325 was groundbreaking because it was the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and specific impact of armed conflict on women and recognized women as crucial agents for conflict prevention, peace processes, peacekeeping, peacebuilding […]