Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Resolution UNSCR 1325 - Women in Peace and Security

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In the past few years, the number of conflicts has been on the rise worldwide, particularly in the MENA region, contributing to the unprecedented displacement of people across the globe. Such conflicts have severe and devastating consequences for everyone, however; women and girls are one of the most vulnerable and marginalized demographic groups who are subject to an increased risk of sexual, physical, and psychological abuses, harassments, explorations, and other forms of violence due to their gender. Additionally, women and girls are more likely to be sidelined in political processes that are crucial for peace and security. Particularly in Jordan, the presence of millions of refugees within its structures add to the existing challenges and threats facing women and girls. Women, at large, and refugee women in particular are still marginalized and are largely excluded with regards to decision-making and negotiations on peace and security issues.

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