Women Led Landmark Peace Push - 20 Years Later They Want More

No sustainable peace without the peacebuilding skills of women! That's the message of African women working for full participation in peace and security initiatives. From 10-12 November, Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, holds a forum on women's role in peace processes. On 29 October, the United Nations marked the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, which promoted women's "equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security". To observe the anniversary, Diop - founder of Femmes Africa Solidarité - discussed the resolution's impact with  Liberian Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Namibia's Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who last month launched the International Women's Peace Centre in Windhoek. In part one of the discussions, she talks of the long struggle for women's full inclusion in peacebuilding.

African Union Special Envoy Bineta Diop and Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia

African Forum on Women, Peace & Security

Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women Peace & Security

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

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