Women’s role in peace and recovery remains underutilised

October 22, 2015

“The evidence shows us unequivocally that women need to be full participants at the peace tables, as negotiators and decision-makers in a much more inclusive process.”

A new report commissioned by the UN Secretary-General will bring together research to show that women’s empowerment and gender equality undeniably contribute to and accelerate sustainable peace efforts and humanitarian assistance.

Since the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325, peace agreements referencing women or gender have risen from 11 percent to 27 percent. Despite this increase, it is clear that almost three-quarters of peace agreements over the past 15 years have made no mention of women.

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