Open Days for Women and Peace – through the months of June and July, women peace activists from 22 countries are meeting senior UN officials to voice their demands and concerns for peacebuilding. It will be great if you can share the story with your readers and encourage them to sign on to the 1325 Petition to make women count for peace.
Why 1325 Petition? Why Now?
Behind the numbers 1325 is a binding resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council that asks Governments to take steps to ensure women’s equal participation in peacebuilding – such as recruiting more women in police forces and peacekeeping operations, ensuring more women participate in peace negotiations, prosecuting perpetrators of sexual violence and excluding them from armies and police forces after conflict. It has been ten years since the adoption of this landmark resolution, but implementation has been too slow.
Now is the time raise our voices and demand action. Sign the 1325 Petition – your signatures will be presented to the UN Security Council when it meets in October to discuss next steps. Your support will show that people worldwide are holding their governments accountable for the promises made to women.