We urge the Security Council to remain true to its words and “continue to follow this grave situation closely,” including by taking decisive action to redress the situation as appropriate and in line with all Security Council resolutions that address the rights of women in conflict situations.

Sincerely,

Sarah Taylor
COORDINATOR
NGO WORKING GROUP ON WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
CONSORTIUM ON GENDER, SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
FEMMES AFRICA SOLIDARITÉ
GLOBAL ACTION TO PREVENT WAR
GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
INTERNATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ON SMALL ARMS
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S PROGRAM AT THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S TRIBUNE CENTRE
WOMEN’S REFUGEE COMMISSION
WOMEN’S ACTION FOR NEW DIRECTIONS
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM

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