Ensuring a safe space for women in social development

November 10, 2015

A recent report by UN Women puts the protection of women’s rights and leadership at the forefront when it comes to ensuring peace and security. The report also calls for transformative change to the way countries respond to structural violence and female oppression, particularly the global issue of violence against human rights defenders and civil society organisations.

Women are pivotal in peace building and must be given the space to safely challenge norms and defend their rights and the rights of others.

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