On October 31, 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1325 - which explicitly recognizes the important role that women play in conflict prevention and peace building. The historic placement of the first statute of a woman, Bertha von Suttner, in the Peace Palace on the occasion of its centenary, also conveys the important role that women play in conflict prevention and peace building.
Watch Secretary Clinton discuss UN Resolution 1325 on its 10th anniversary (from 2010).
To learn more about 1325, visit the video archive of the "Women & War" conference convened on the 10th anniversary of 1325 by the U.S. Institute for Peace. Access the archives here.