At the IAW 37th Congress,10 resolutions were adopted on the following issues: Justice for Victims of ISIL, Protecting Women’s and Girls’ Fundamental Rights, Peace Treaty for Korea, Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting, Keeping Girls in School during Menstruation, New Tools to Support and Educate girls in Emerging Markets, Burma: Fundamental Rights of Women and Girls, Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, Call for Full Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Numbers aren’t enough. Women must also have meaningful access and influence.
Representatives of military institutions now advise countries to look to Norway, because Norway as the first country in both Europe and NATO has introduced female conscription.But feminist organizations protest against female conscription
“Peace is possible only by peaceful means.
Let’s go for it”
Greater representation of women in government and decision making process.
We have the legal framework:
UN SCR 1325 (2000)
General Recommendation 30
The International Alliance of Women supports the July 2014 Statement of the UN CEDAW Committee on the situation in Gaza
CEDAW Committee among other things emphasizes ” the urgent need to revive the peace process with the inclusion and the effective participation of women from both States Parties concerned, in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent relevant resolutions of the Security Council on Women, Peace and Security”
In this forthcoming year—the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI—today’s IAW still upholds the principles of “conciliation and arbitration for arranging international differences.”