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UN Security Council Resolution1325 – equally relevant today

COLOMBIA: Three years after the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP, the picture is not very encouraging. Nevertheless, both individual women and women's organizations dare to stand up and contribute to openness and improvement.

These days it is marked that the UN Security Council this year 2000 passed Resolution No. 1325 on women, peace and security. The purpose of the resolution was to focus attention on how women are affected by conflict, to ensure women's participation in peace processes, and to ensure the protection and prevention of conflict. Eight follow-up resolutions elaborate and further develop issues related to women's participation in peace processes and women's protection needs: Women must also be able to participate actively in politics and community building. Equality is important in order to achieve lasting peace.

This was the theme of an October meeting organized by Norwegian Women's Affairs Association og International Women's League for Peace and Freedom.

Women at the negotiating table

In the peace process for Colombia, Norway was one of t. . .

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Schumann is a member of the International Women's League for Peace and Freedom (IKFF).

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