Lack of Women in Peace-Building Processes
June 28, 2017
January 15, 2017: Seventeen years after the United Nations passed Resolution 1325, calling for an increased role for women in peace and security processes, change has been slow in coming. In 2016, women made up only 3,724 out of the 91,651 military experts and troops in all peacekeeping missions and women made up only 1,222 of the 12,628 individual police and formed police units. Read the complete article: Women, Peace-Building, and Security Interventions (The Guardian, guardian.ng)
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