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Captain Sanja Pejović is the highest-ranking woman officer in the Armed Forces of Montenegro (AF MNE). She is deputy chief of the Sub-centre for Peacekeeping Operations, and a gender equality coordinator for AF MNE. Captain Pejović was the first woman officer to serve in AF MNE. She serves as a regional gender trainer, training military personnel from all over the world, and has actively participated in regional and international projects on the inclusion of gender perspectives in security sector reform.
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UN Women and the EU will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transfrom dicriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence.
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With support from UN Women, women leaders in the Balkans are putting gender issues at the centre of politics and fueling women’s empowerment in order to bring peace and stability to the region.
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In a statement, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls on all sides to immediately halt the violence and allow full humanitarian access. While responding to the immediate crisis is vital for saving lives, she says a political solution is imperative to allow for long-term peace and development that benefits all, regardless of race, age or gender.
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As pledged under the COMMIT initiative, the European Union has adopted an EU-wide protection order, to recognize protection and restraining orders issued against perpetrators of violence across all EU Member States.
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As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at http://song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch on 8 March. This musical celebration of women worldwide features more than 20 artists from across the globe.