‘Women’s Participation Proven to Enhance Peacemaking, Security’

This recent speech by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed was delivered to the African Union Peace and Security Council on 21 October 2019. It focuses particularly on the importance of women’s participation in peacekeeping and peace building processes – even as the statistics indicate an ongoing gap between aspiration and reality in this area. Relatedly, see this Foreign Policy article, which argues that the women and children of ISIS have been left forgotten in poorly-guarded Syrian camps, posing a future national security threat for Europe and the US.