Despite the fact that women have often been on the frontlines of urging the end to conflict and providing the support that allows their families and communities to survive, they have mostly remained on the periphery of formal peace and reconstruction processes. In recent years, recognition has grown that this not only contravenes the right of women to participate in decisions that affect their lives, but that for a sustainable peace to take hold, women must take an equal role in shaping it. Their perspectives and experiences are critical to stability and inclusive governance. Recovery also provides a chance to strengthen gender justice through the formulation of laws, judicial systems and political processes that uphold women’s equality.
Relevant clauses in SCR 1325 (2000)
Relevant clauses in SCR 1820 (2008)
Relevant clauses in SCR 1888 (2009)
Relevant clauses in SCR 1889 (2009)
Last Updated: 12 April 2012
5 March 2012
Report Reference: S/2012/133
Report of the Secretary General A/66/728–S/2012/133* (5 March 2012): The report is an update on the situation in Afghanistan since December 2011.