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This 120 edition of PeaceWomen ENews features women, peace and security news, events and resources from peacewomen.org on the subject of sexual violence against women in honor of the 16 Day Campaign and the new Security Council Resolution (1960) on sexual violence in conflict.
As the year comes to an end, the women, peace and security (WPS) focus at UN headquarters is on Sexual Violence in Conflict, an important aspect of WPS agenda.
The PeaceWomen Team
We have, over time, heard many commitments from the United Nations and Member States to implement Resolution 1325. We have also seen very limited actions taken to meet these commitments. The current situation in Darfur offers an opportunity to make those commitments a reality.
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"Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice,” in the words of Madiba, Nelson Mandela, who shined as an example and symbol of forgiveness and reconciliation. At his passing, we reflect on what he taught us, celebrate his contribution, and thank him for his vision, commitment and enduring spirit of compassion and non-violence. May he now rest in peace. May his legacy be Peace.
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
On September 28, 2009, self-proclaimed president Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's troops raped and murdered at least 157 political demonstrators in Conakry, Guinea. Thousands of people had gathered in a public sports stadium to speak out against Camara's decision to stand again in upcoming presidential elections.
The OECD figures show that in 2010, official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) was a mere 0.32% of their combined gross national income (GNI). This is less than half the 0.7% of their GNI, which they pledged as ODA 40 years ago.
“We, the women of Darfur, have united to heal the wounds. We have built our power. It is time for the Darfurian movements to unite."
In order to ensure gender-sensitive civic and voter registration in the lead up to and during the polling in January, UN Women provided substantive support to the Government of South Sudan, the SSRC, the South Sudan Referendum Bureau (SSRB) as well as to 37 civil society organizations in the region.
Distanced physically from the conflicts and challenges that plague their nations, United Methodist women from Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique recently explored their roles as women peace-builders.
Did you know that just under half (45%) of country-specific Security Council resolutions from 2000-2012 include language on women and gender, and only about a quarter (25%) of countries have National Action Plans on implementing Women, Peace and Security commitments?