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Major Cleo Bigwood is the Force Gender and Child Protection Officer at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). She participated at a UN Women training on ‘Mainstreaming gender in UN Peacekeeping to End Conflict Related Sexual Violence’, which took place in New Delhi in February 2018, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The course trained 41 military and police officers and humanitarian actors from ten Member States on strategic, operational and tactical approaches to end conflict-related sexual violence.
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African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent at a high-level event on 22 September during the 72nd General Assembly.
“If peace processes do not include women, civil society and youth, they are not sustainable,” Børge Brende summarized the common understanding motivating all panellists in their endeavour.
Vernissage du Bulletin des arrêts de la Haute Cour Militaire sur la lutte contre les violences sexuelles
Following a high-level visit to Nigeria, the joint UN-AU delegation led by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will be in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to urge action to strengthen meaningful participation of women in peace and security and elections. The UN Deputy Chief will be joined in the DRC by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten, and the African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop.
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Today, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed began a first-of-its-kind visit to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), joined by the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop.
En 2016, nous avons célébré trois décisions historiques dans la lutte contre la violence sexuelle dans les conflits. Ces avancées tant attendues ont une chose en commun : elles témoignent de la force inaliénable de la voix et du leadership des femmes.
Este año hemos celebrado por vez primera tres iniciativas dirigidas a combatir la violencia sexual en los conflictos. Todas ellas eran largamente esperadas y tenían una cosa en común: la fuerza incontenible de la voz y el liderazgo de las mujeres.
This year, we have celebrated three historic firsts for combatting sexual violence in conflict. All of these were long overdue and all had one thing in common: the unstoppable force of women’s voice and leadership.
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Speech by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the “High-Level Dialogue on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Commitment for Action!” in Kinshasa, DRC, on 4 December 2015.
H.E. Mr. Matata Ponyo, DRC Prime Minister,
H.E. Mrs. Lucie Kipele Aky-Azu, Minister of Gender, Family and Children’s Affairs
Mr. Maman Sambo Sidikou, UN Special Representative to the SG in DRC
Your excellencies, ambassadors,
Colleagues from the UN,
Leaders from civil society, and young people who are here with us,
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Julienne Lusenge is Director of the Fund for Congolese Women (FFC) and President of SOFEPADI in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she says “violence is a part of daily life”. In October 2015, she spoke about gender-based violence in conflict at the UN Security Council's Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security:
Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence.
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Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report
Geneva/New York/Nairobi, 6 November 2013 – Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today.
This evaluation report is a complementary report by UN Women to the evaluation of the UN Peacekeeping Activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo carried out in 2011-12 by the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). It provides an in-depth analysis of gender mainstreaming results in the Peacekeeping Mission along the following questions:
How effectively have human rights and gender equality been mainstreamed into the Missions’ operations?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 December 2011.
A very good afternoon to you all. Let me say that it is indeed a very special honor to be here today with you all.
For me it is certainly an honor to be here, to have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Center for Joint Peace Operations, and interact with people, like you — who have embraced the cause of peace, as the best way to ensure stability, trust and the development of our peoples.
La justicia todavía está fuera de alcance para millones de mujeres, declara ONU Mujeres
El informe insignia de la nueva entidad de la ONU para las mujeres insta a los gobiernos a adoptar medidas urgentes para erradicar las injusticias que mantienen a las mujeres en la pobreza y con menos poder que los hombres en todos los países del mundo.
6 de julio de 2011, Naciones Unidas, Nueva York:
La justicia sigue siendo inalcanzable para millones de mujeres del mundo, advierte el informe insignia emitido hoy por ONU Mujeres.