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News and Analysis
“Malgre tout…la resolution sur la Cote d’lvoire 1633 adoptee par le Conseil du Securite le 21 octobre 2005 ne fait aucune mention du role des femmes ni les considerations de genre. Pourquoi?”
“Despite everything…the resolution on the Cote d’Ivoire 1633 adopted by the Security Council on 21 October 2005 makes no mention of the role of women nor any consideration of gender. Why?”
Quote from Statement to the United Nations Security Council by Hélène Dandi Lou, Regional Advisor, West Africa of the Network of African Women for Peace, Côte d’Ivoire
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Statement by Ms. Saran Keita Diakite at UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security
17 April 2013
Statement made by the Ms. Saran Keita Diakite, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the UN Security Council open debate on women, peace and security on 17 April 2013. The statement focused on several several key areas where progress on women, peace and security, and specifically combatting sexual violence in conflict, is essential, namely women’s participation and equality; prevention; response; accountability; and resourcing.
Photo: Pirjo-Liisa Heikkilä / Mission of Finland to the UN
Women, Peace and Security in South Sudan
28 June 2012
The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security recently hosted Ms. Margaret Mathiang and Ms. Julia Akur from the Republic of South Sudan at UN Headquarters for a series of discussions with policy makers on issues of women, peace and security (SCR 1325). In meetings with Security Council members, Member States, United Nations representatives, and NGO advocates, Ms. Mathiang and Ms. Akur discussed key challenges facing women in South Sudan, and made recommendations for the UN, the Security Council, and the international community to address these challenges, including in discussions on the expected renewal of the UNMISS mandate.
Photo: Mission of Finland to the UN
Women, Peace and Security and the MONUSCO Mandate Renewal
28 June 2012
The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security recently hosted Josephine Ngalula Kabeya, the National President of the Forum de la Femme Ménagère (FORFEM), from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at UN Headquarters for a series of discussions with policy makers on the expected renewal of the MONUSCO mandate. In meetings with Security Council members, Member States, United Nations representatives, and NGO advocates, Ms. Ngalula Kabeya discussed key challenges facing women in the DRC, and made recommendations for the UN, the Security Council and international community on how to address these challenges.
Letter to UN Security Council Members on Syria
14 June 2012
We are writing to demand urgent and effective Security Council action to stop the onslaught of violence against civilians in Syria. As the recent massacres in El Houleh, Homs, Idlib and Latakia demonstrate, civilians – including women and children – are being targeted in this conflict, in flagrant violation of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law.
New Analysis of UN Reports on DRC, Somalia, Timor-Leste, and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
1 April 2012
The NGOWG conducts ongoing analysis of all UN Security Council outcome documents, and of relevant UN reports on country situations and thematic issues. This analysis is regularly made publicly available via the PeaceWomen Project's “Report Watch” initiative. New analysis is now available on the recent Secretary-General’s reports regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Timor-Leste, and on Conflict-Related sexual violence.
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