Report of the Security Council Mission to West Africa, March 2016

Guinea Bissau

The second Security Council field mission was in March, to Mali, Guinea Bissau, and Senegal.Women Peace and Security featured prominently at the dialogues in this mission. In Mali, the women's civil society groups the Security Council met with reflected the systematic discrimination they face and expressed concern for the low levels of women allowed to participate in Malian peace negotiations. Issues of women's human rights including access to justice, were highlighted. 

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