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viennaFrom October 12-16, 2015, the United Nations HQ in New York held a series of discussions on women, peace and security. This event corresponded with the fifteenth anniversary of Resolution 1325, which “urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.”

During the event in October, the Security Council unanimously agreed to adopt Resolution 2242 “to Improve Implementation of Landmark Text on Women, Peace, Security Agenda.”

raun-100x100ACUNS member Billy Batware has written a report on the outcome of these discussions. “The aim of this report is to summarize these activities and give the reader a broad insight into an extensive process of cooperation amongst various UN organizations, country Representatives, Civil Society and Academics on combating violence against women and girls.”

To download the complete report “Uniting as One Against Gender Related Killing of Women and Girls” click here: PDF Download Button

To download the executive summary of the report click here:PDF Download Button

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Feature image photo credit: UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz