Violent extremism impacting increasingly on women

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Women in Liberia. UN File Photo/Christopher Herwig

The threat of violent extremism is increasing on women and girls around the world, according to the UN agency which deals with gender issues, UN Women.

That's one of the findings of a new global study on the implementation of resolution 1325.

Daniel Dickinson reports

The Security Council resolution which was adopted 15 years ago, addresses not only the inordinate impact of war on women, but also the pivotal role they can play in conflict resolution and peace.

The spread of conflict and extremist ideologies in the Middle East and some parts of Africa has increased what the global report calls the "subordination" of women

Here's the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

“Violent Extremism is spreading from Nigeria to Iraq, to Somalia, and as the multitude of humanitarian emergencies continue to grow, so does the impact on women and girls.”

The global study on the implementation of resolution 1325 is due to be discussed by the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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