Security council marks 15 year anniversary despite rising extremism

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Women held court at the United Nations on Tuesday, Oct.13. Fifteen years after the Security Council acknowledged the impact of armed conflict on women, and the leading role they can play in peace and security.

The anniversary also comes as rising extremism is putting the subordination of women at the center of violence, and with no end in sight.

CCTV America’s UN Correspondent Liling Tan reports.

Security council marks 15 year anniversary despite rising extremism

Security council marks 15 year anniversary despite rising extremism

Women held court at the United Nations on Tuesday, Oct.13, fifteen years after the Security Council acknowledged the impact of armed conflict on women, and the leading role they can play in peace and security. But the anniversary also comes as rising extremism is putting the subordination of women at the center of violence, and with no end in sight. CCTV America’s UN Correspondent Liling Tan reports.
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  • Since 2000, the Secretary General has appointed five women to lead peacekeeping missions, designated the first UN female force commander, and restructured departments for more gender parity.
  • In the wake of sex abuse scandals involving UN peacekeepers, a fresh call for a special tribunal to judge those accused of sexual abuse was made.
  • UN’s women’s agency says women’s participation in UN peace processes grew 50 percent between 2011 and 2014.
  • Peace agreements have also increasingly taken women or gender issues into account.

Sarah Taylor on Women, Peace and advocating for Security

A 400-page report targeting peacekeepers accused of serious crimes, including sex crimes. It’s pushing for creating a special international tribunal to bring justice for women abused in conflict zones. CCTV America spoke with Sarah Taylor. She’s the Women, Peace and Security Advocate for Human Rights Watch.

Sarah Taylor on Women, Peace and Security Advocate

Sarah Taylor on Women, Peace and Security Advocate

A 400-page report targeting peacekeepers accused of serious crimes, including sex crimes. It's pushing for creating a special international tribunal. For more on this and other issues impacting women in conflict zones, CCTV America spoke with Sarah Taylor. She's the Women, Peace and Security Advocate for Human Rights Watch.
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