UNAMA stated on Saturday, that the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 coincides with a pivotal point in history for women and peace in Afghanistan.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on women, peace, and security, was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 31 October 2000, after recalling resolutions 1261, 1265, 1296, and 1314.

UNAMA’s released statement reads, “As we mark the anniversary, we are reminded that international peace and security are closely linked to equality among people of all genders.

UN celebrates the achievements of Afghan women peacebuilders and reaffirms their pledge to support them in the future.

According to the statement, Afghan women in 2020, have routinely contributed to all aspects of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda, as political and community leaders, decision-makers, influencers, human rights defenders, and visionaries, Afghan women play myriad and important roles in community cohesion, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding.

Also, in the statement UN stresses on “Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace negotiations is essential to achieving more sustainable peace; women bring unique and important perspectives to all aspects of the peace process, from negotiation to implementation, representing the full range of political, economic and social issues of importance to all Afghans”.

However, most of the war casualties in the war reported are women and children between January and September 2020, UN

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on women, peace, and security, was adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on 31 October 2000, after recalling resolutions 1261, 1265, 1296, and 1314.

UNAMA’s released statement reads, “As we mark the anniversary, we are reminded that international peace and security are closely linked to equality among people of all genders.

UN celebrates the achievements of Afghan women peacebuilders and reaffirms their pledge to support them in the future.

According to the statement, Afghan women in 2020, have routinely contributed to all aspects of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda, as political and community leaders, decision-makers, influencers, human rights defenders, and visionaries, Afghan women play myriad and important roles in community cohesion, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding.

Also, in the statement UN stresses on “Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace negotiations is essential to achieving more sustainable peace; women bring unique and important perspectives to all aspects of the peace process, from negotiation to implementation, representing the full range of political, economic and social issues of importance to all Afghans”.

However, most of the war casualties in the war reported are women and children between January and September 2020, UN statistics show out of 10 civilian casualties in Afghanistan four of them are women and children.

The statement added, “Therefore, we again call on all parties to the conflict to reduce violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, as a matter of urgency and to work towards creating a peaceful, prosperous and stable Afghanistan. We urge the men of Afghanistan to champion actions that help reduce the impact of insecurity and violence on women. It is critical to remember that the Women, Peace and Security agenda is not an agenda about making conflicts safer for women –it is about ending the conflict”.

UNAMA reiterated on enduring support for the women and men on the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan who are championing the rights of women and stated, that “We support the many calls that the gains Afghan women have made towards participation in political, economic and social life must be preserved”.

The organization sets international and regional partners a responsibility, to ensure that universal human rights for all are protected and further strengthened through the peace process.

United Nations Mission in Afghanistan urged all parties to the conflict to seize this historic opportunity for peace in Afghanistan.

Afghan women have a vital central, equal, meaningful, and continuing role to transform the conflict and build a peaceful, sustainable future for all of the Afghans.

In the 20th year of United Nations Security Council Resolution SCR1325, Debora Lyons, UN special representative for Afghanistan said that the women of Afghanistan have the support of the international community, regional countries, and the vast majority of all Afghans.

“A peaceful future is an inclusive future” She added.

 

 

 

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