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The escalating military aggression and conflict in the Middle East is the most recent example of the need for efforts to build sustainable peace and the dangers of not doing so. Building sustainable peace goes beyond the calling of a cease-fire – although this is an important step. Sustainable peace is not possible if women are excluded from peace processes.
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Women often resist the return to traditional gender roles when their society is emerging from conflict; some seize the opportunity and advance gender equality. We highlight several outstanding examples in this edition of 1325 PeaceWomen E-News.
1. CURRENT 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis issue features:
1. CURRENT 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis Edition of PeaceWomen E-News features:
1. CURRENT 1325 E-NEWSThis Edition of PeaceWomen E-News features:
1. 1325 NEWS FOR PEACEWOMENThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
1. 1325 NEWS FOR PEACEWOMEN
7 Women to Serve on the ICC!
February 2003 - (Women's Caucus for Gender Justice) After 33 rounds of balloting, 18 judges have finally been elected to the International Criminal Court! The panel of judges includes 7 women, an unprecedented and historic development.
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The European Institute for Gender Equality aims to promote gender equality, to fight discrimination based on sex and to raise awareness of EU citizens of gender issues. With the "Women Inspiring Europe" Calendar, EIGE aims to give visibility and pay homage to some of Europe's most remarkable women, through highlighting their achievements and success stories.
New research from the World Health Organization finds that some 35% of women worldwide — one in three — are subject to violence over the course of their lives, mostly at the hands of husbands or partners and at a huge personal and economic cost.
In the most fragile states - those engaged in or just emerging from conflict - putting people back to work is a critical step towards a sustainable peace. Most donor efforts in that direction concentrate on short-term public works, targeted interventions to restore basic livelihoods.
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Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women? demonstrates that the Haitian government's World Bank-supported draft National Housing Policy risks burdening the poor, especially women, with expensive and unobtainable housing by relying on private solutions.
On 8 March, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom delivered its annual International Women's Day statement in the Conference on Disarmament.