Update: 13.03.2007

"Women, Peace, Security"

This year's March 8 was declared International Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Swiss President and minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheline Calmy-Rey, chose this day to present the Swiss action plan for the UN Security Council Resolution on women, peace and security.

National action plan

Resolution 1325 from the year 2000 is the first UN Security Council Resolution which expressly refers to the effects of armed conflicts on women and girls and underlines the importance of women in peace processes. The Swiss national action plan for the period 2007 – 2009 contains a catalogue of measures by units of the federal administration involved in the promotion of women. The resolution contains three priorities: women’s involvement in peace promotion measures, gender-specific violence against women and girls in armed conflicts and differences in the way men and women are affected by armed conflicts.

About the National action plan

In the Swiss media

Further information

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