UNSCR 1325: Implementation in Turkey and Israel
Can civil society cooperation improve the implementation process?
Israel and Turkey are important powerful players in the MENA region with a complicated relationship and shared interests such as security, economy, and energy.
Both countries formally adopted National Action Plans in the spirit of UNSCR 1325 on Woman and Peace and Security. Israel and Turkey responded to UNSCR 1325 positively but did not implement it on the ground.
Despite the tensions between the two countries, NGO’s, think tanks, and civil society organizations worked in the last years in order to strengthen Israeli-Turkish relations.
The work of NGOs touched upon many aspects of the Israeli-Turkish and regional relations but did not focus on women empowerment or women’s inclusion in particular.
This paper argues that it should.
Published: October 2020
The publication is available in English.