|UK Ministers Agree a UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security|
UK Ministers announced today - International Women's Day - an action
plan to address the disproportionate effects of conflict on women and
girls. The cross-government action plan sets out how the UK will
implement UN Security Resolution 1325.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and
Department for International Development, along with other Government
departments, have worked together to produce the plan.
Commenting on the launch of the action plan, Foreign Office Minister
Kim Howells said:
"Women and girls are more likely to suffer from discrimination and
abuse during conflicts. UN Security Resolution 1325 recognises this,
and underlines the essential role of women in preventing conflict and
as full participants in post-conflict peacebuilding and
"Today's cross-government National Action Plan commits the UK to
implementing this important resolution - for example by enhancing the
role of female military and police personnel in peace operations and
by making gender a key planning component of peacekeeping operations."