Source: UNAMID
UNAMID Gender Advisory Unit, in collaboration with the Women's Union, launched on 11 July the Committee on UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 in Zalingei, West Darfur.

The ceremony was attended by Government and UNAMID senior officials and civil society.

Unanimously adopted on 31 October 2000, Resolution 1325 is a landmark legal and political framework, which specifically addresses the impact of war on women, and it stresses the importance of women's equal participation and full involvement in all efforts to maintain and promote sustainable peace and security. The resolution underscores the responsibility to protect women and girls from human rights abuses, including gender-based violence, and emphasizes the vital importance of mainstreaming gender perspectives in all aspects of conflict.

During the event, the Secretary-General of the Women's Union, Fayzah Abdelrahman, noted the importance of developing their capacity in Darfur. The Wali's (Governor's) Advisor on Women and Children in West Darfur, Ferdos Hussien Sallah, recalled that the establishment of 1325 was followed by the Wali's decree to integrate gender equality in all governance structure and all localities.

UNAMID's Senior Gender Advisor, Yegerawork Angagaw, said that "UNAMID is committed to adapt the resolution to the situation on the ground and translate the aspirations of the women of Darfur into achievable goals and an action plan."

The launch will be followed by a two-day seminar geared towards discussing policy measures, developing an action plan and define a methodology to track progress, and establishing an executive committee.

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