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General Women, Peace and Security

In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- General Women, Peace and Security- and by Subthemes: General; 7 Security Council Resolutions relevant to Women, Peace and Security; National Implementation (including NAPs); and UN Implementation

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  • July 29, 2014 (Sabahi)
    SOMALIA: Somali Women 'Untapped Resource' in Fight Against al-Shabaab For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have begun to play a more active role by providing critical information about suspicious activity and people to security agencies, officials told Sabahi.
  • July 24, 2014 (BBC)
    IRAQ: Isis 'Orders Female Genital Mutilation' for Women in Mosul The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
  • July 24, 2014 (The Nigerian Observer)
    NIGERIA: Women's Right: From Battle To Peace Table The Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women is still missing, but progress on other dimensions of this issue has taken place rapidly since the early 1990s and also as part of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. The UN Security Council has expressed its views strongly and effectively on this issue for the first time in its history. Resolutions and decisions of the Security Council are strong indications of the change in attitudes: Violence against women is no longer an issue of private life, but an issue of security, human rights and war crimes.
  • July 22, 2014 (allAfrica)
    ANGOLA: Listening to Rural Women Problems Indicates Promotion of Human Rights The program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates the promotion of human rights in the country.
  • July 17, 2014 (allAfrica)
    LIBERIA: UN, Liberia Shining Light On Ending Violence Against Women On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD)-SGBV Joint Program launched a new campaignin Monrovia named: "Shining the Light on ending violence against women" and empowering them to remain free from HIV.

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