Strengthening and amplifying efforts to secure protection of women is critical to ensure women's and girls safety, physical and mental health, overall well-being, economic security and dignity. It involves the promotion and safeguarding of women's human rights, as well as a incorporating gender perspective into legal and institutional reforms.
While protection remains vital, it cannot be separated from women’s agency and participation. Women must be consulted about their security needs and concerns and must be engaged in their own protection through participating in the design and implementation of protection strategies and programs. In addition, the protection framework should not ignore the need to prevent conflict so as to eliminate the need for protection from its effects. As many women, peace and security advocates have argued, SCR 1325 was not intended to make war safe for women.
Last Updated: 16 April 2012
14 March 2012
Report Reference: UNIPSIL_S2012_160
This report provides reporting on the activities of UNIPSIL from September 2011 to February 2012, covering a period of time that includes preparation for the 2012 elections.
26 January 2012
Report Reference: MONUSCO S/2012/65
Report of the Secretary-General on MONUSCO S/2012/65 (26 January 2012): This report was submitted pursuant to S/RES/1991 where the SC requested that the SG report on the progress on the ground. This report covers events dating from the last report issued 24 October 2011 to 9 January 2012.
9 December 2011
Report Reference: Somalia S/2011/759
Report of Secretary-General S/2011/759 (9 December 2011): Assesses the progress made in carrying out the United Nations Strategy for Somalia, as well as its implementation of the roadmap for ending the transition.