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Emploi, Femme, International / 19.12.2014

In recent years, women have been the focal point of extremely important initiatives involving women's rights and gender equality in areas of conflict - but mainly from the perspective of those being targeted from violence and discrimination. A different aspect, which has not been stressed enough, is that women should not be seen merely from the perspective of the victims of the situations created from armed conflicts. They can also have a fundamental role in peace-building, bringing engaged parties together, forming platforms of reconciliation for social peace and prosperity. The UN security council's resolution on women, peace and security, which was decided upon in 2000, was the first instrument to deal exclusively with women in situations of armed conflict. It highlights that...