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One year after the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) and the launch of the Commitments Initiative, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), has reviewed progress and gaps on national commitments.
By Miruna Bucurescu, PeaceWomen
Government soldiers in the DR Congo have attacked and raped women in villages where rebels already committed mass rapes this summer, a high-level UN official has said.
UN peacekeepers in the Walikale territory have reported that army troops are committing "rapes, killings and lootings," Margot Wallstrom, the special representative for sexual violence against women in conflict, told the UN security council on Thursday.
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the United States has maintained a consistent commitment to support the women of Afghanistan through the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council (USAWC).
The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary arrests, rape, and other abuses against scores of local villagers. Forced displacement, inadequate resources, and other abuses against Gambella's population persist in the second year of the government's “villagization” program.
The ministers in charge of gender equality in the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in Luanda, reaffirmed the international commitments concerning women human rights.
This is contained in a 10-pooint declaration adopted at the end of the extraordinary meeting of the ministers responsible for gender equality held on Wednesday with the theme "Gender, health and violence".
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina has reiterated the commitment of the Present Administration to the entrenchment of appropriate mechanisms towards ensuring peace, security and the protection of lives and property in the country.
Many countries made concrete commitments to strengthen implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at the tenth anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in 2010.
As the 2015 High-Level Global Review of progress made on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda approaches, it is important for civil society and governments to assess their implementation of the WPS Agenda based on their 2010 commitments.
Find your country’s commitments in the list below!
The Office of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict and UK's Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative invite you for a side event on the margins of the 68th General Assembly Debate.