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Commission on Global Justice, Security & Governance report cited in Gulf Times

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U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 (adopted in 2000) recognised, for the first time, the vital contribution of women to conflict prevention and resolution. 

As a symbolic act and practical call to action, the resolution acknowledged what we have experienced throughout our careers in diplomacy, business, academia, and development: the involvement of women in peace processes significantly improves the prospects for a more durable peace. 

Yet, 16 years on, formidable political, socio-cultural, and economic obstacles remain to the full participation of women in peace efforts, whether as peacemakers or as citizens – something the resolution was supposed to help overcome. This is a major conclusion of the Commission on Global Justice, Security & Governance, on which we proudly serve. 

In our report, “Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance”, we view gender inequality as a fundamental global governance challenge, especially in conflict-affected environments, where, compared to men, women suffer harm differently and disproportionately. 

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