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Young Women, Peace and Security

10.15.15

Yesterday’s side event to the High-Level Review on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 entitled, Young Women, Peace & Security, was an event to give young women and men peacebuilders a platform to share their experiences, to highlight the Amman Declaration on Youth, Peace and Security, and to put forth concrete measures to recognize and support the work of young women and men peacebuilders.

Women Count – Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2014

In 2014, the fifth year of Women Count, the civil society monitoring of UNSCR 1325, civil society groups from Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Kenya and Libya participated in this independent monitoring report for the very first time. Moreover, we are for the first time including a territory, Nagorno-Karabakh in monitoring and analyzing the applicability of the WPS resolutions in different socio-political and cultural contexts.

Colombia Appoints Women Peace Negotiators

In a long overdue decision, the Colombian government has appointed Nigeria Renteria and Maria Paulina Riveros as members of the Colombian government's negotiating team in its ongoing peace talks with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). 

Millions of people have been victimized during the 50-year old armed conflict in Colombia that has caused the death of more than 600,000 people; the displacement of more than three million people; and the vast destruction and loss of properties in the country.[1] 

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