UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking
Updated : October 26, 2018 08:38 AM IST
He told the UN Security Council on Thursday that at the heart of these statistics which also include only 2 percent of mediators in conflicts being female is the continuing inequality between men and women.
Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, who heads the UN agency promoting equality for women, said: "Women cannot be excluded from the peace process simply because they do not go into battle."
According to a 2015 study of 156 peace agreements by the International Peace Institute, a New York think tank, "when women are included in peace processes, there is a 20 percent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at least two years, and a 35 percent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting at least 15 years."