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In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- Peacekeeping - and by Subthemes: General; Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Gender Training

It should be noted that the themes and sub-themes are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. Please remember that PeaceWomen posts information that is focused on women, peace and security.

Peacekeeping - Basics

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  • March 3, 2014 (UN Women )
    INTERNATIONAL: Equality for Women is Progress for All Together we must make sure that: SHE is Safe and Secure from gender-based violence. SHE has Human rights that are respected, including reproductive rights. SHE is Empowered economically and in every way through Education, Equal opportunity, participation and leadership. This is the SHE imperative to which I call on you to commit. Let us all cross the line and stand on the right side of history. Today and every day, UN Women will stand strong for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality. Equality for women is progress for all.
  • February 18, 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
    COLOMBIA: UK takes Campaign to Stop War-zone Rape to Colombia Britain's foreign minister William Hague has urged world leaders to make tackling and rape in armed conflicts a top global priority.
  • February 17, 2014 (Times Live)
    SOUTH AFRICA: Women on the front lines The South African National Defence Force is the only military in Africa, and one of a few in the world that deploys female soldiers to fight at the sharp end.
  • February 6, 2014 (Chicago Tribune News )
    IRAQ: Iraq Illegally Detains Thousands of Women, Tortures Many: HRW Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and ill-treatment, including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursday. Many women were detained for months or even years without charge before seeing a judge, HRW said, and security forces often questioned them about their male relatives' activities rather than crimes in which they themselves were implicated.
  • January 17, 2014 (eNews Park Forest)
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Senators Kirk, Boxer Introduce Bill to Promote Women's Participation in International Conflict Resolution U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) today introduced the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2014. The bipartisan legislation would ensure future implementation of the Obama Administration's "United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security," which is aimed at increasing the role of women in peacebuilding efforts around the world, by codifying the National Action Plan into law.

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