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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.THIS ISSUE OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWS FEATURES: 1. Translation Update 2. Women, Peace and Security News 3. Featured WPS Events, Resources & Initiatives 4. Security Council Monitor 5. NGOWG Update 6. PeaceWomen/WILPF and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign 7. Useful Links 8. WILPF and Human Rights Day
The PeaceWomen Team
If you have any difficulty viewing this letter in HTML, please view it online.This month, we feature the launch of our new revised and expanded Women, Peace and Security App, along with our participation in the 16 Days Campaign. In addition, we highlight initiatives calling for women's inclusion and participation in the Syrian peace process and the UN protecting women's human rights defenders in a landmark resolution.
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
Sam CookTHIS ISSUE FEATURES:
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?