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Implementation of Resolution 1325 on a grass-root level: can youth exchange program in south-north direction improve women role as decision maker?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As a result of the proved correlation between gender inequality and armed conflict, the United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 1325 in the year 2000.

In the implementation of resolution 1325 it is important to understand which levels and actors that can improve women’s role as decision makers in order to build sustainable peace.

This thesis has analyzed the results that the YEPGSN between FENOCIN and SAL has had on the participants ability to improve women’s role as decision makers within FENOCIN and if the participants feels that FENOCIN empowered by the YEPGSN can be an important actor in the process to improve women’s roles in Ecuador from grass-root level.

In order to understand the YEPGSN results, a field study was conducted in Ecuador and interviews were done with the participants in the YEPGSN. The empirical material was then tested against Lederachs theory on levels and actors in peace buildings processes in order to understand if the YEPGSN approach could be seen as an effective way to implement the resolution 1325 vision or not.

The results showed that the view on women’s role as decision makers among the participants has changed from their experiences in Sweden and that they felt that the YEPGSN had empowered their role within FENOCIN.

The participants also felt the they, through FENOCIN, can improve women’s role as decision makers in Ecuador from grass-root level.

But that the results must be seen in a long term perspective and that more focus has to be put on implementation of the results. This result was closely linked with the theory on levels and actors in peace building processes.

Therefore, the conclusion is that the model of YEPGSN can be seen as a approach to improve women’s role as decision makers on grass-root levels in line with Resolution 1325.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Resolution 1325, Women role as decision maker, Youth exchange program, Grass-root level
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37326OAI: diva2:359286
2010-06-02, Umeå universitet, Petrus Laestadius väg, Umeå, 11:57 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
C-uppsats i Freds och Konfliktstudier
Available from: 2010-10-28 Created: 2010-10-27 Last updated: 2010-11-01Bibliographically approved

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