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Women, Peace and Security - May 2024

30 Apr 2024

In renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Council members must continue to monitor and reiterate the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation in all political, electoral, and peace and security processes through specific and targeted measures, including quotas. [...] Israel/Palestine The current escalation of violence and deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza comes in the context of over half a century of occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem). [...] The constant bombardment of hospitals, combined with the Israeli government’s restrictions on fuel, water, and aid, has led to the collapse of the healthcare system, putting mothers and their newborns at risk of significant physical and mental harm and violating women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. [...] • Call on the Government of Israel to immediately and fully comply with all provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice to protect Palestinians in Gaza from acts of genocide, including by refraining from acts prohibited under Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. [...] South Sudan The Security Council’s forthcoming discussion on South Sudan should be informed by gender-sensitive analysis of the drivers of the conflict, including widespread inequality, the exclusionary nature of peace and political efforts, lack of implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), the widespread availability of.


Kristina Mader

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