Vulcano | Donne Pace Sicurezza

“It is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict”


Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert,

former commander of the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo



The first resolution on Women, Peace and Security, Security Council Resolution 1325, was unanimously adopted by United Nations Security Council on 31 October 2000.

The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

Last 31 October 2020 was the 20th anniversary of this Resolution 1325, and this important event was celebrated all over the world.

Vulcano had the honour to contribute to this celebration in collaboration with University of Padua, Human Right Centre “Antonio Papisca”, UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace” and Civil Defence Center.


Two main activities required by Vulcano:

  • three storytelling videos: conception, writing, production, post-production
  • visual identity of the project: colours, fonts, style, icon style

In the images above, the locations of interviews: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, Casa delle Donne in Rome, University of Padua

Vulcano participated in the study, conception, realisation and post-production phases of these three videos, which were recorded in three main locations: University of Padua, Casa delle Donne and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.

The challenge was to transform a complex and articulated project into a simple and straightforward storytelling, combining a great historical background, different experiences and a multiplicity of voices.

The creation of these videos is part of a training and awareness-raising process, launched in 2018 with the project “Women Human Rights and Peace Processes”, and carried out in implementation of Italy’s III National Women Peace and Security Action Plan, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

“Women Peace and Security: UN Resolution 1325 and the Italian Government’s initiative”
This video illustrates the value and content of Resolution 1325 which represented a real change of perspective in the view of the role of women in conflicts, recognising their role no longer only as victims, but above all as protagonists and ‘agents of change’ in peace processes.

“Good practices of Italian civil society organisations”
The video recounts the experiences and good practices of Italian Civil Society on the theme of Women Peace and Security, through the voices of representatives of Civil Society organisations active in the field with projects promoting gender equality, women’s empowerment and participation.

“Women Peace and Security: future prospects and Italy’s contribution”
Specific focus on the critical issues and future development prospects of the Women Peace and Security agenda and the contribution of Italy, which is about to adopt its 4th National Action Plan on the matter.

The visual synthesis and identity of the project were two objectives achieved by Vulcano in order to give a defined and clear framework to the whole project; in fact, the videos are enriched with decorative elements, colours, fonts and icons that outline the continuity of the three videos and their belonging to a single narrative style.