Women War Peace

The Independent Experts' Assessment

No. of pages: 167

Publication date: 2014

Author: UNIFEM

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Commissioned by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), this colorful book examines the progress made in implementing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

The report - prepared by two independent experts, with support from UNFPA - highlights the prevalence of violence against women before, during and after armed conflicts. The experts based their findings on firsthand data and testimonies collected during visits to East Timor, Cambodia, the Balkans, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Colombia, Africa's Great Lakes region, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.