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Women, Peace and Security - April 2024

9 Apr 2024

The Security Council must: • Call for cessation of the use of violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, targeting of women, Afro- descendant, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ individuals and prioritize protection of civilians. [...] Women are experiencing the impact of the current conflict most acutely and face a range of risks, such as widespread and escalating conflict-related sexual violence, including kidnapping, rape and sexual exploitation, and the targeting of women due to their ethnicity. [...] Further, the Security Council should: • Ensure compliance with, and regular reporting on, full implementation of Resolution 2724 demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities and targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and call on all parties to respect international human rights and humanitarian law, including by immediately ceasing all acts of sexual and gender- based violence. [...] Yemen Nine years into the conflict, the situation in Yemen continues to worsen amid multiple crises, including climate change, the alarming increase in cholera cases and other preventable diseases, the economic crisis and poverty, the suspension of the General Food Assistance program—which will impact 9.5 million people, especially women and women-headed households— and the ongoing violation of hu. [...] Women and girls face restrictions on their freedom of movement due to the mahram (male guardian) requirement, lack of access to basic services, including higher education and sexual and reproductive health services, and threats and risks, including arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, hate speech and targeted killings, particularly for women human rights defenders and journalists.


Kristina Mader

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