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UNSCR 1325: Women Making the World a Better Place

UNSCR 1325: Women Making the World a Better Place

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Published by: Rona Alquiza Ysais on Sep 03, 2009
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UNSCR 1325:Women Making theWorld  A Better Place
By: Rona A. YsaisSeminar Paper in IS 204Presented to: Ms. Aurora De Dios
A woman is the full circle.Within her is the power to create, nurtureand transform.~ Diane Mariechild ~
The lives of men and women, the work that they do, the income they receive, theroles they are given and the relationships that they share are all shaped by our socialnorms and so as our tradition -- which treats women and men differently. Truly in this ageof our living, gender really matters. If the different roles and responsibilities ascribed tomen and women are socially constructed, then, by definition, they may be changed bysociety, by us. We can do something about this differentiality between men and women.Why women are absent and men present when conflict ragged societies, sit downfor talks and reconstruct after war? Can women make a difference to peace and security?What can they do to make the world a better place? These are just some questions that areoften asked before and sometimes of today. Women from all over the world met and withall their hard work as well as the hard work of United Nations resulted to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner said: "
Women are often the first to suffer whenhuman security is threatened, whether by war, poverty, or natural disasters. We must ensure that we fully address the impact on women of new threats to security like climatechange and fundamentalism
".Women's real and potential contribution to conflict prevention, interfaithdialogue and mediation is still not fully appreciated or facilitated globally. Differentthreats to security have been affecting women tremendously. Women as often the key players in promoting human security at a local level, needs to harness their talents and3

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