(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.
- Exclusion of women from negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan;
- Abuse faced by Syrian women activists and other civilians;
- Poor access to assistance for displaced women in Colombia; and
- Lack of accountability for perpetrators of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Women and girls whose lives have been torn apart by conflict are tired of promises,” Taylor said. “It’s time the UN and member countries bring women and their rights to the front of negotiations and aid.”