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Peace and Security

Women in Mali Demand Equal Role in Peace Accords

UN Women | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
UN Women

After more than three and a half years of armed conflict in Mali, a peace agreement was finally signed on 20 June 2015, marking the end of more than 10 months of mediation led by Algeria and the international community. It renewed hope for the country's population of over 15 million.

Women's Situation Rooms Boost Peaceful Voting in Africa

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Because women face additional threats and barriers to voting around the world, early interventions are key to reduce, forestall or take decisive action if any electoral violence erupts.

The Day of International Criminal Justice: Exploring shared values of the ICC and the UN

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Tiina Intelmann

Those who fear and oppose the Court capitalize on silence to claim that the Court is losing support. This year, my office, together with the Court, marked the Day of International Criminal Justice by inviting state officials and the general public to commemorate 17 July together.

Delivering America's Promise to Women Who Are Raped in War and Conflict

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A woman's right to dignity and bodily integrity is violated when she is raped in war and torture. Women must have access to services that may restore -- if only slightly -- her health and bodily integrity.