The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.6

The Women, Peace and Security Update; No.6

The week in Women, Peace and Security

The 10th World Humanitarian Day campaign recognised ‘#WomenHumanitarians’ and the role they play in fostering peace and security, with women often ‘the first to respond and the last to leave’ when a crisis hits their communities.

Celebrating the women staying behind in humanitarian crises across the world.

The Group of Gender Equality Leaders established issues a set of recommendations on gender parity in education and access to health services, as well as promoting women’s “full and effective participation.”

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) urges the inclusion of women in decision making.

Dr. Denis Mukwege has announced the creation of a global fund for victims of sexual abuse

The Norwegian Embassy in Manila partners with the Center for Peace Education (CPE) for the “WePeace: Women in Peacekeeping project, an initiative that provides a gender-responsive, community-based, training that will build the capacity of women peacekeepers in their local communities.

New Zealand’s defence ministry and Samoa’s foreign affairs ministry co-hosted a summit on women, peace and security in Apia. 

New Zealand launches the Pacific Defence Gender Network at the WPS summit in Apia.

Countries are failing to implement weapons treaty’s gender provisions; the Australian government doesn’t consider gender-based violence when assessing applications for defense export permits.

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