Elmaze Gashi, KWN Board Chair; Nicole Farnsworth, Editor; and Ariana Qosaj-Mustafa from the Office of the President of the Republic of Kosovo present 1325 Facts & Fables on 10 December 2011.

KWN Launches 1325 Facts & Fables: A Collection of Stories with Policy Implications

On 10 December 2011, KWN released its latest publication 1325 Facts & Fables: A collection of stories about the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo.

KWN did not initially plan to conduct additional research on 1325. However, via voluntary efforts from committed interns and additional funding secured from Austrian Development and Cooperation for basic research costs and publishing, KWN was able to carry out extensive research on the issue and produce a book. The public release, attended by 110 people, served to launch 1325 Facts & Fables in hard copy and electronic versions.

The book is already serving as an effective advocacy tool, making women’s voices heard in politics and future decision-making. KWN has received extensive positive feedback about the book:

“I think it should be read in school. This book is exactly what anyone teaching gender rights needs in the classroom. It combines excellent fieldwork with reflections on the emergence and development of the norm of human security.”
– Anna Di Lellio, Ph.D., professor of International Relations at the New School and New York University

“The report/book on 1325 in Kosovo is wonderful! Seldom can you read such down-to-earth and frank analysis on these issues. I opened the file two hours ago and just could not stop reading.”
– Elisa Tarnaala, Gender, Peace & Security Working Group

“I wanted to say that I have found the 1325 book the most accessible and informative of all reports I’ve read since being in Kosovo. Well done to you and all involved.”
– Mary Packer, gynecologist and activist working in Kosovo