Women "taking charge" of UN resolution on conflict

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Joy Ada Onyesoh, Vice President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), participating in a panel discussion at UN Headquarters in NY. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file)

It is time to acknowledge the value women bring in peace negotiations and society as a whole, a veteran activist has said.

Joy Ada Onyesoh, Vice President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), was at UN Headquarters recently for a Security Council meeting marking 17 years since the adoption of a resolution aimed at increasing women's participation in efforts to prevent and resolve conflict.

Ms Onyesoh told Natalie Hutchison that women are "taking charge" of Security Council Resolution 1325 and will use it to continue pressing for gender equality.

She began by outlining the impact armed conflict has on women.

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