Health and Human Rights Information newsletter on UNCR 1325; Contribution by Betsy Kawamura
Dear friends and colleagues,
This year marks 20 years of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on women, peace, and security. This resolution reaffirms 1) the excessive impact of violent conflict and war on women and girls and
2) that conflict prevention and peacebuilding is more sustainable when women are involved. We still have a long way to go, and it is crucial to listen to what survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) have to say.
In the Health and Human Rights Information newsletter hhri.org published out of Oslo, Norway, Betsy Kawamura who is a survivor of GBV herself identifies WPS and North Asia issues that need deeper discourse. She emphasizes, “It is important to acknowledge what we have already achieved, but we are far from done. Survivors of gender-based violence still don’t receive full recognition for their suffering.” Hence, we encourage further implementation of UNSCR 1325. It is possible that UNSCR 1325 may have been a catalyst for this issue to be raised. You can download her full memo here:
For the HHRI powerpoint presentation "SR 1325 Rehabilitation and reintegration for survivors of Gender Based Violence" click here: