More women religious leaders needed to help prevent atrocities

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Participants at the launch of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes, also known as the Fez Plan of Action. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

More women are needed in religious leadership roles to help realize a new plan to prevent future atrocity crimes.

That's the view of Isabel Apawo Phiri, Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness at the World Council of Churches, based in Geneva.

She was at UN Headquarters in New York to launch the so-called Fez Plan of Action; the result of two years of intense consultations with religious leaders, and organizations aimed at preventing incitement to commit genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Ms Piri outlined the most important recommendations to Matthew Wells.

Duration: 3'15"

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