Peace and Conflict

International Standards

First Geneva Convention

Second Geneva Convention

Third Geneva Convention

Protocol I additional to the Geneva Conventions, 1977

Protocol II additional to the Geneva Conventions, 1977

Protocol III additional to the Geneva Conventions, 2005

UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)

UN Security Council Resolution 1820 (2008)

UN Security Council Resolution 1888 (2009)

UN Security Council Resolution 1889 (2009)

International and Regional Organisations

International Committee of the Red Cross works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

ICRC section on women

IWRAW Asia Pacific adopts a human rights approach and focuses on the experiences of women from the South. They see themselves as catalysts in building capacity for change and in enhancing the realisation of the human rights of women at Thematic briefing on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ between the CEDAW Committee and NGO

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women builds on a strong foundation by merging four UN entities with solid standard-setting research, programming and advocacy experience in almost all countries.

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Women count for peace. The 2010 open days on women, peace and security

National Organisations

Sangat works with like-minded individuals, non-government organisations and civil-society groups across South Asia on issues of gender, sustainable livelihoods, democracy, peace, pluralism and human rights.
Women War and Peace

WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace) is a South Asian research and training initiative, which facilitates the leadership of women in the areas of peace, security and international affairs.

Institute of peace and conflict studies conducts independent research on conventional and non-conventional security issues in South Asia and shares its findings with policy makers and the public. It provides a forum for discussion with the strategic community on strategic issues and strives to explore alternatives.

Sustainable development policy institute (SDPI) provides the global sustainable development community with representation from Pakistan as well as South Asia.


UN Women