Conflict and violence are constantly on the rise. Regional tensions and terrorism result in devastating consequences and disproportionate burdens for women and girls around the world. They are the primary victims of war and constantly face gender-based violence, inadequate access to health services, lack of education, poverty, injury, or death.
While violence remains widespread, women remain resilient and are leaders in building peace in their communities, help rebuild societies, and their participation in decision-making in peace processes is proven to contribute to long-lasting peace.
“This Programme jointly undertaken by UN Women and the GWU, is one of the national strategic priorities to empower women in the UAE. It is built on a constructive partnership and continuous cooperation with the relevant international organisations to enable and engage women into making positive changes.”
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak
Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation
UN Women actively works to support women’s participation at all levels in peace and security processes to prevent, respond to, and end conflicts and to promote the maintenance of long-lasting peace.
Women peacekeepers can prevent gender-based violence during and after conflict, offer support to victims and survivors, and promote women’s participation in both UN peace processes and peacebuilding. The roles that women play in peacekeeping includes areas for participation and leadership at police, military and civilian levels. Yet, there is still work to be done to make peace operations more effective and to create a better world for all.
Guided by 10 UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security – 1325,1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122, 2242, 2467 and 2493 – and multiple frameworks, UN Women implements the Women, Peace and Security agenda through data collection and dissemination, analysis, policy advice, the provision of extensive resources, and capacity building.