UN Security Council urges women's participation in peace making.
Women (Crimes against)
Peace (International aspects)
Peace (Demographic aspects)
Violence (International aspects)
Women and peace (Political activity)
Women and peace (Crimes against)
|Publication:||Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2007 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126|
|Issue:||Date: Dec, 2007 Source Volume: 19 Source Issue: 5-6|
|Topic:||Event Code: 290 Public affairs; 980 Legal issues & crime|
|Organization:||Organization: United Nations|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States; Namibia Geographic Code: 1USA United States; 6NAMI Namibia|
Recognising the recent progress towards including women in the
search for peace, justice and reconciliation, the United Nations
Security Council urged countries to enhance female participation in
decision-making and to take specific steps to protect women and girls
from gender-based violence during conflicts.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need to appoint more women in leadership positions in UN peace operations. He also added that in order to address discrimination against women, no effort must be spared in putting more women in senior level positions and operational roles in military and policing so as to encourage local women to take on similar roles and ensure the development of a national protection system once the mission leaves.
Despite the Council's repeated condemnation of gender-based violence, and its demands to all parties to conflict to cease such actions, Rachel Mayanja, the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, pointed out that sexual violence remains pervasive. She urged all governments, parliaments, international organisations and civil society to join a worldwide campaign on violence against women and girls to be launched by Mr. Ban later this year, saying that "only by acting together can we create more equal relationships and more peaceful societies."
Source: UN News Service
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