Share your own successes & spotlight others!
Getting involved in the struggle to end rape and gender violence in conflict can be challenging and disappointing, but it’s important to take time to celebrate our achievements and hard work. Today, we celebrate activist successes and ask YOU to share yours and celebrate other activists with us on Twitter at @StopRapeCmpgn.
This week, following impassioned letters and statements from Campaign member Aids Free World, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced he would reverse his appointment of only 3 women to a high level panel on UN peace operations and double the number of women on the panel.
On October 31, women’s rights advocates worldwide were stunned to learn that the 14-member panel—announced on the 14th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325—was to include only three women. UN Resolution 1325 recognizes the essential role women play in peace and calls for “increased representation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict.”
An 11-man, 6-woman panel, with a man as chair and a woman as vice chair, does not achieve the goal of full gender equality, but this is an important step in the right direction. Amazing work, Aids Free World!
Read Aids Free World’s full statement on the UN’s announcement HERE.
Share your successes and spotlight others:
Tweet us at @StopRapeCmpgn with your activist successes and let us know of other groups and activists doing great work to end rape and gender violence! We’ll spotlight them on Twitter next Monday, December 8 on the #ActivistsWeLove hashtag!