Mr. President, Excellencies, Civil Society colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. Today, I speak in my capacity as the General Director of the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC). I also speak on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. I speak to you as a peace leader and […]
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen, Good Morning, I am a Rohingya lawyer, researcher, and educator specializing in trauma, mass rape, and trafficking of Rohingya girls and women. I have been working directly with Rohingya women and girls in the refugee camps in Bangladesh since 2014. As a senior researcher, I have worked with Kalandan […]
Mr. President, Excellencies, my Civil Society colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. I bring to you the traditional greetings of life, joy, hope and freedom, from the ancestral territories of Afro-descendant peoples in Colombia. I speak today in my capacity as a member of the human rights team of the Black Communities’ Process, the Afro-Colombian […]
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, I was born a refugee during the chemical gas attacks in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Thanks to my mother, I was also born a feminist. After spending the first 15 years of my life in camps and asylum centers, I now dedicate my life to working with and empowering other […]
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, I speak today in my capacity as Executive Director and Co-founder of Eve Organization for Women Development in South Sudan and on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. In my country, conflict is spreading, tribal and community tensions are mounting and over […]
Ms. Davis’ statement focuses on sexual violence in conflict in the context of violent extremism, including humanitarian response, threats against women human rights defenders, justice and prevention.
Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am the Director of the Congolese Women’s Fund, FFC and President of Sofepadi, I am also here on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.Seven years ago in 2008, I came to New York and spoke before the UN Security Council. I described the […]
Ms. Mohammad’s statement focuses on the active role women must play in efforts aimed at combating violent extremism and the need for the international community to support the work of grassroots women’s organizations.
In this statement Ms. Hamsatu Allami calls on the international community to develop integrated solutions for the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence, the promotion of gender perspectives, and women’s and girls’ rights.
Ms. Ilwad Elman, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, read a statement to the UN Security Council on 30 January 2015 focusing on women’s participation and empowerment in the context of efforts to protect civilians in armed conflict.
Madame President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning, I am here for my friends and colleagues, Samira Salih al Nuaimi and Umaima al Jebara, who were recently killed defending women’s rights in Iraq; Razan Zaitouneh who was abducted for documenting human rights violations in Syria; and all activists who risk their lives daily […]
Ms. Misaka’s statement emphasizes the need for the international community to end impunity, provide comprehensive services for survivors, prohibit amnesty in ceasefire and peace agreements, support women’s meaningful participation in peace negotiations, strengthen mandates of peacekeeping missions to address sexual violence, and address the root causes of violence.