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WOMEN AT THE PEACE TABLE
What: The Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). First Security Council resolution to specifically address impact of war on women, and women’s contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
Action to date:Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010). Strengthens reporting & monitoring mechanism of resolutions 1820 and 1888 and reiterates possibility of sanctions against parties committing acts of sexual violence. Affirms that prevention of sexual violence can contribute to international peace and security, and also expresses willingness to take steps to address this violence when considering issues on the Security Council’s agenda.
What’s missing: Hardly any women at the peace table. Please call on your government to implement these resolutions. More to follow.