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New UN Women documentary launched on women, conflict and peacekeeping

BY IN UN Women On 18-07-2012

Of the 565 of the peace agreements made between 1990 and 2010, 16 per cent mentioned the word women ; 7 per cent mentioned gender equality or women’s rights; and just 3 per cent mention gender-based violence. These are just one set of startling statistics reported by a new documentary from the Government of Australia,

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New UN Women documentary launched on women, conflict and peacekeeping

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Of the 565 of the peace agreements made between 1990 and 2010, 16 per cent mentioned the word women ; 7 per cent mentioned gender equality or women’s rights; and just 3 per cent mention gender-based violence.

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