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2010 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.10 points on 10 years UNSCR 1325 in Europe
CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
1. CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
The PeaceWomen Team
Prevention, Protection, Participation: the contributions and needs of women in each of these key areas is essential to building and sustaining peace. This issue of the PeaceWomen 1325 E-News focuses on the intersection of these 3 aspects of UNSCR 1325 and highlights the grassroots efforts of women to prevent conflict and participate in peace processes and also touches on efforts made in respect of protection.
The Women Members of Parliament are accusing Parliamentary leadership of ignoring international protocols in ensuring gender balance.
The women say they should be given at least 30% of all leadership positions, which is not the current case.
The matter was raised by MP Cecilia Ogwal, supported by Beti Amongi and the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, after the NRM had assigned its members to the various committees.
Last week was the 10th anniversary of the UN resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, which marked an important landmark in the move towards a more gender-sensitive approach to development.
The resolution emphasizes the importance of including women in the conflict resolution process, and commits members to the protection of women's rights in post-conflict settings.
Uganda's Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga has called for a review of the resettlement process in northern Uganda and asked the government to invest more in post-war healing programmes.
"The Uganda government should not care more about constructing roads and classrooms in post-conflict areas but also think about the lives of post-conflict victims," Ms Rebecca Kadaga said.
Uganda"affirmed "chronic poverty and disability in Uganda are inextricably linked. Despite impressive economic gains in the past 15 years, current evidence suggests that at least 2.4 million disabled persons remain poor."
As ACFODE celebrates her 26th birthday this month, and as the country prepares for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), ACFODE wishes to express concern over the high levels of violence against women in Uganda, and to emphasize that such acts are a violation of their human rights, peaceful existence in homes, communities and in the nation.
KAMPALA, Nov 17, 2010 (IPS) - Thousands of women were raped during Uganda's war but there have been few government efforts to assist them, especially with psychosocial and counseling services.
Anna Grace Nakasi, recently chosen to contest next February's local council elections for Tubur subcounty, in Soroti district in North Eastern Uganda, contracted HIV when she was raped during the war.
Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi Party leader, peace and social justice activist Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, spoke to Ann Garrison for Womens' International News Gathering Service (WINGS) in July 2010, near the close of Rwanda's 2010 presidential election year, which was really an election stage play complete with election observers from the U.S. and the U.K. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “re-elected” on Aug.
On Sept. 9, 1990, 21 years ago, rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, abducted Florence Amony from her home in Palenga, a village in northern Uganda, as she slept. She was just 13.
Speaking at 10th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution on women, peace and security in New York last week, Mr Eriya Kategaya said Uganda is committed to strengthening collaboration on enhancing women's participation and empowerment in conflict prevention, mediation, and resolution.
Uganda developed a NAP for the national implementation of UNSCR1325, 1820 and the Goma Declaration on Eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes Region (Goma Declaration) for the period 2008-2014.