Source:All Africa
On 3 November 2015, UNAMID's Gender Advisory Unit (GAU), Sector South, in collaboration with the State Ministry of Social Affairs and the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 State Committee, organized a one-day workshop on the UNSCR 1325 Global Open Day 2015 on Women, Peace and Security at Shoumous Hall in Nyala, South Darfur.

The workshop aimed at examining various perspectives and the progress in the implementation of UNSCR 1325. It brought together some 80 participants from Nyala and surrounding camps for the internally displaced and was also attended by representatives from the UNSCR 1325 State Committee, local nongovernmental organizations, the United Nations Country Team, and government officials and UNAMID staff.

Speaking on the occasion, Margaret Masenda-Simbi, Chief, GAU, UNAMID, pointed out a number of policy and practical issues that are crucial in the debates around t UNSCR 1325 specifically with regard to women, peace and security.

In her remarks, Aisha El Shareef, Minister of Social Affairs, South Darfur, stated that the Sudanese Federal Government has adopted and endorsed UNSCR 1325 and is committed to the implementation of the Resolution. Additionally, Ms. El Shareef highlighted the importance of empowering women socially, economically and politically so that they can have a leading role in the development, peace and security initiatives globally.

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