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In focus: Women at the forefront of peacebuilding

In the face of rising violence, extremism and deadly conflicts, sixteen years since the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325, the women, peace and security agenda remains relevant and critical. There is increased recognition of their pivotal role as peacebuilders, but much more needs to be done. UN Women highlights women’s role in preventing conflicts and building and sustaining peace. Подробно

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Colombian women play central role in peace process

Debora Barros Fince is a Waayu indigenous lawyer and human rights defender from Bahia Portete, Colombia. Her community was massacred by Colombian paramilitaries in 2004, leading the Wayuu to abandon their ancestral homeland. After the massacre she went on to create an organization called Mujeres Tejiendo la Paz (Women Weaving Peace), which works with victims of sexual and domestic violence and aims to include Colombian women in peacebuilding and national reconciliation.