The G40 Recommendations Booklet 2009-2012 was launched on November 27 in an event held at the Palacio de Miraflores in Madrid. All of these practice guidelines are focused on advancing the maintenance of peace and security, with the consideration of the principle of gender equity and also to ensure the participation of women in conflict situations and post conflict situations in the region.
These practice guidelines are focused on the following critical issues: the unsuccessful negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, the humanitarian situation for refugees in South Sudan, the fragile peace situation in Darfur, the current tensions in Ethiopia-Eritrea border, the presence of the insurgent group Al Shabab in Uganda, the intimidation and harassment of women activists and the lack of representation of women in positions of political leadership. All of these actions are part of Resolution 1325 of the UN Security Council, which promotes equal participation for women in all decisions on peace and security, the protection of women and girls in conflict prevention and conflict situations and the integration of a gender perspective in peace processes. The recommendations were presented in a ceremony that included two representatives of the regional alliance of the G-40: Kaltum Nima Hassan, Director of the Women’s Action for Advocacy and Progress Organization (WAAPO) and Selamawit Gebreyohannes, Eritrean President of Women for Development Association.
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