Two years after government plan on women in security, has anything changed?

Wednesday marked the two-year anniversary of the government’s historic decision to adopt Security Council Resolution 1325, which called to increase women’s participation in matters of peace and security and fight violence against women.

Has anything changed since? The decision stated that an interministerial committee would be formed to draft a plan to promote gender equality, in the spirit of Resolution 1325. However, the decision was made after an election had already been called for the following month, and the committee was never formed.

Now, there’s a social equality minister, Gila Gamilel, who’s also responsible for women’s issue.

Gamliel has taken on the goals of that committee and has started working on meeting them. Just the fact that there is a designated minister for empowering women is a step forward, she said. Continue reading

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