Women and armed conflict: infographic

Today is the UN Security Council's Open Debate on women, peace and security! Check out this infographic that highlights the impact of conflict on women and girls.

Since the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 in 2000, women’s empowerment has been seen as a key ingredient for democracy, stability and lasting peace.

Despite the successes, "the past year has seen increased violence, mass displacement and humanitarian catastrophes, which have had a detrimental impact on the security of women and children."

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