Women and Armed Conflict
In June, we focus on the impact of armed conflict on women, and the changes that can take place when women have a central role in peacebuilding. The implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security is bringing change, though slowly. Though women are now seated at the negotiation table at least half of the time, conflict still has differentiated impacts on women as they often take on the head of household roles, and face high vulnerability to sexual violence, as well as increased poverty as they flee from conflict.
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