UAE enhances women's role in post-conflict reconstruction

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UAE enhances women's role in post-conflict reconstruction

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UAE, in conjunction with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, GIWPS, has launched a research report and a UN action plan to advance women’s participation in post-conflict reconstruction, following a year-long series of high-level panel discussions on the subject, UAE's state-run news agency Wam reported.

Reiterating the need for women participation in post-conflict reconstruction, former US Secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, said: "It’s a crucial moment to ensure women’s participation at every stage of relief and recovery, post-conflict. For too long, the role of women in post-conflict reconstruction has been an understudied aspect of efforts to advance peace and security. That is finally beginning to change."

For her part, ambassador and permanent representative of the UAE to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh, stated, "We must jointly redouble our efforts in enhancing women’s inclusion in post-conflict settings by creating action plans that are achievable, implementable, and measurable so that we can create more peaceful and stable societies all over the world that people deserve."

Click here to read the full article published by Construction Week on 26 November 2020.

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