UN defends major role of women in finding peace

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (MNA) – The UN entity for gender equality and empowerment of women (UN Women) urged to promote planet-wide the women's major role in finding and consolidating peace in countries affected by violence and extremism.

New and surprising research data reflect that there is lasting peace when the women are able to participate significantly in the processes to check the crisis while the states are in better position to overcome violent, intolerant scenes if gender equity is a priority, said the UN entity.

In a statement circulated here, UN Women, led by former South African vice president, Phumzile Mlambo Ngucka, welcomed a debate schedule for today in the Security Council about the role of the women in finding peace, a forum to be presided over by Head of the Spanish Government Mariano Rajoy.

"This is a historic, very timely meeting as the world is facing an atmosphere of increasingly violent extremism that turns the women's sub ordination into a central aspect of ideology and war tactics," said the statement, which recalled that confrontations mean over 14 billion USD in damages worldwide, and the women are among the worst hit.

The event tomorrow recalls the adoption by the 15-member UN Security Council of the Resolution 1325, in 2000, the first dealing with the disproportionate, singular effect of armed conflict on women.

According to UN figures, in 2014 the 88 percent of all peace processes involving UN Women included periodic consultations with women, representing a significant increase against the 50 percent registered in 2011.

"This unmistakably proves that women must fully take part in peace talks as negotiators and decision-makers in a much more inclusive process," insisted Mlambo Ngucka.

The Un Women leader and Under Secretary General urged to go from words to action to secure the women's full i nvolvement in the end of confrontation.

 

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