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Concept Note: Strengthening Women's Security and Access to Justice, Implementing UNDP's Eight-Point Agenda for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Friday, January 1, 2010
Author: 
Rule of Law, Justice & Security Unit, Conflict Prevention & Recovery Team Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme
Peacewomen Comment: 

This resource was submitted as part of the 1325+10 PeaceWomen initiative to compile a repository of papers dealing with a broad range of issues around the implementation of 1325, as part of the Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action Geneva High-Level Consultation 15-16 September 2010, Geneva.

This paper sets forth UNDP's policy on its work with women's security and access to justice in conflict/post-conflict countries and its contribution to the United Nation's greater goal to "eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, including by ending impunity and by ensuring the protection of civilians, in particular women and girls." Security Council Resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1889 (2009) on women, peace and security and 1820 (2008) and 1888 (2009) on sexual violence in armed conflict have laid the foundation for the efforts of the United Nations (UN) community to improve protection of women and girls within a framework of rule of law and respect for human rights. Based on the UNDP Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Conflict/Post-Conflict Situations 2008-20112, this concept paper, outlines UNDP's contribution to these efforts through a focus on justice and security for women and girls affected by armed conflict.

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Strengthening Women's Security and Access to Justice, Rule of Law, Justice & Security Unit (UNDP), 2010