“UN Security Council: Act Now to Protect Women
Reject Delay in Steps to End Rape in War and Include Women in Peace Talks
The United Nations Security Council should immediately begin using measurable benchmarks to protect women caught in conflicts around the world and to ensure that women are included in peace negotiations, rather than delaying this step, Human Rights Watch said today.
In October 2009, the Security Council asked the secretary-general to prepare a set of indicators on the implementation of key Council commitments regarding women in conflict. The measures are to be presented today to the Security Council, which has the option of acting now or postponing action.
‘This move has been a decade in the making,’ said Marianne Mollmann, women’s rights advocate at Human Rights Watch. ‘There’s no excuse for waiting another minute to take steps we know are needed.’
Diplomats have indicated that it is likely that the Council will ‘take note’ of the secretary-general’s report. They said the Council is likely to defer any implementation of the indicators until at least October, the 10th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, which laid out UN system and member state commitments regarding women in conflict. Resolution 1325 has been reported on annually since 2000, but without any consistency in the focus of reporting or specific expectations for outcome (…).”
(Quelle: Human Rights Watch.)