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1. 1325 NEWS FOR PEACEWOMENThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
While Romania does not have a recent history of large-scale conflict per se, it witnessed ethnic conflict between Romanians and the ethnic Hungarian minority in the province of Transylvania in 1990. The Constitution of Romania guarantees women equal rights, but gender discrimination is a problem. While the law does not restrict women's participation in government or politics, societal attitudes presents a significant barrier. In addition, Romani (Roma) women constitute a tremendously deprived category of the Romanian population due to the discrimination and social exclusion they experience as a result of the intersection of race, gender and class. Romania has been ranked 70 out of 136 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of 2013 and it ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1982. Romania is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children subjected to labour trafficking and women and children subjected to sex trafficking. A number of women's rights organizations work to highlight and address women's issues in Romania today.
The Nigerian Presidency of the Security Council will convene on 28 October 2011 an open debate on women and peace and security with a specific focus on “Women's Participation and Role in Conflict Prevention and Mediation” to provide a forum for the Security Council, Member States and other stakeholders to review progress made in responding to these and related priorities.
The Guatemalan Presidency of the Security Council will convene on 29 October 2012 an Open Debate on women and peace and security with a focus on “the Role of Women's Civil Society Organizations in Contributing to the Prevention and Resolution of Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding.”
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This month's upcoming events on Women, Peace and Security are as follows:
April 12th 2011 - Consultation: 11:00AM - Women, Peace, Security - UN Women
April 14th 2011 - Briefing: 11:00AM - Women, Peace, Security - Sexual Violence
This Nobel Peace Prize weekend, Oslo's Grand Hotel is filled to the gills with international guests, including an especially robust crowd from Liberia and Yemen. Women in eye-popping African prints pose for pictures taken by their sisters or husbands.