18-19 JUNE 2019 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

WOMEN / GIRLS, PEACE AND SECURITY

Women/girls, peace and security

Women help bring opposing factions to the negotiating table and make post-conflict reconstruction durable.

They also are critical to identifying community members vulnerable to radicalization and extremism.

Nearly two decades ago the changing nature of war led the Security Council to adopt United Nations resolution 1325, making women a focal point of peacebuilding.

Yet the gap between aspiration and reality remains wide.

Much still needs to be done to stop rape in combat zones. Efforts also need to be stepped up to give women, and local women in particular, the self-confidence and training needed to become members of the security services and to participate in peace missions.