Women-focused resolution faces old and new challenges

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African Union Special Envoy Bineta Diop said Resolution 1325 must adapt to new threats such as Boko Haram extremists. Photo MINUSCA/Balepe Dany.

Women's rights are in danger of "sliding backwards" despite a landmark United Nations resolution seeking to promote equality, a leading UN official said Wednesday.

The warning relates to UN Security Council resolution 1325, which was adopted 15 years ago in favour of women, peace and security.

At a conference in Geneva to review the resolution's global progress, delegates heard that despite some successes in recent years, women's fundamental rights have been either sidelined or violated.

Daniel Johnson has more.

Duration: 3’12″

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