OHCHR on Mainstreaming WPS in the Work of the Human Rights Council

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a report on mainstreaming the rights of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations in the work of the Human Rights Council. 

WILPF has advocated in particular for root causes, structural gender discrimination and inequality, human rights defenders, and arms and militarism to be reflected in the report’s recommendations. As a result, some of the gaps identified in the report include the need for the Human Rights Council to consider the impacts of the diversion of arms, the gendered impacts of the explosive weapons in populated areas, expressions of violent masculinity, and abuses by private security companies.

Read the full report here.