In October 2000, The UN Security Council adopted a land mark resolution (S/RES/1325) on women, peace and security. The resolution reaffirmed the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and called on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse.

14 years on, at the first ever Global summit to End Sexual Violence in conflict, hosted by Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary Rt Hon William Hague in London June 2014, Resolution 1325 was put on trial in front of a court room of international lawyers, eminent judges and witnesses from around the world.   Visitors to the Summit were the jury who had to decide whether or not UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) had been effective.